Josephine Day Laughlin
Josephine Day Laughlin, 70, of
Agawam Village, Ipswich, died
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in her
home following a long illness.
Born in Worcester September 14,
1941, daughter of the late Sidney I.
and Josephine H. ( Davis ) Day
she was raised on her family's lake
property in Sterling, where her
mother taught many locals to ride
horses, some of whom still live in
town and remember her. Josephine
Sterling Apple Queen at the age of
graduated Wachusett Regional High
School in 1960. She was a member of
Civil Air Patrol in the early 1960s.
She graduated Worcester State
College in 2006 after working on her
degree for almost thirty years, and
won several awards for her poetry,
including one in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
where her poem was printed on buses
in town. She raised her daughters
in Tulsa, and Norman, Oklahoma, and
was an LPN for forty years working
in pediatrics and geriatrics. She
was beloved by the families of her
patients for her kind and loving
care. Jo was always interested in
nature, literature and spirituality
and loved to share what she
had learned with others. She had a
very loving spirit and many who knew
her were touched by her blessings.
She is survived by two daughters,
Laura Burke of Conifer, CO and
Katherine Pyburn and her husband
Dennis II of Essex; three grandsons,
Benjamin Burke of New Jersey and
Dennis Pyburn III and Kenneth Pyburn
both of Essex and beloved nieces and
A memorial funeral service will be
held at 10am Saturday, September
15, 2012 in the Ascension Memorial
Church, 31 County Street , Ipswich .
Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Interment in the Vine Lake
Cemetery, Medfield will be private.
Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home of Ipswich.