Charles Alan Laughton, 73, husband of Ellen F. (Woods) Laughton
of Northridge Road, died Monday, April 4, 2016 in the Beverly
Hospital following his sudden illness.
Born in Lowell, June 29, 1942, son and second child of the late
“Cal” and Frances H. (Hoelzel) Laughton, he was raised in
Lowell, a 1960 graduate of Chelmsford High School. He continued
his studies and graduated from Cornell University in 1964.
Following graduation he served as a Lieutenant JG in the U.S.
Navy aboard USS Newport News. For the many years until his
retirement he was the owner and operator of Laughton Garden
Center and Nursery in Chelmsford. He was a member and currently
the Commander of the V.F.W. Ipswich Post #1093, a member the
American Legion Ipswich Post #80 , the Navy League and the
U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association. He will be
remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, a
devoted brother, and a true blue friend. In addition to his wife
of forty-seven years he is survived by a son, Christopher A.
Laughton and his wife Chendan of Enfield, CT; two daughters,
Carrie Stackhouse and her husband Scott of Glenside, PA, and
Cindy Laughton Quimby of Ipswich; three grandchildren, Charles
and John Quimby both of Ipswich, Ella Stackhouse of PA and a
sister, Judith Geisler of Westport.
His funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday April 9 in the
Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich followed by
interment with Naval Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery,
Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the Ipswich V.F.W. Post
#1093 Scholarship Fund, 110 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.