Kevin "Dodley" McLaughlin

March 29, 1989 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 34) 34 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved man, Kevin “Dodley” McLaughlin, who left us far too soon on September 6th, 2023. 

Kevin was born on March 29, 1989, in the picturesque landscapes of Ballinahone Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland, son to Joseph and Margaret McLaughlin. He embarked on a remarkable journey that eventually brought him to the United States in 2011 where he met his wife Molly (McAnulty) McLaughlin.  

Kevin was a devoted husband, cherishing every moment with his loving wife and soulmate Molly. From the time Kevin and Molly met they were inseparable, creating countless memories and laughs traveling back to Ireland, vacationing and just spending time together at their home in Norwood. 

Kevin’s selflessness shined brightly through his willingness to help others without hesitation. He had unwavering generosity and readiness to always lend a hand, especially when it involved problem-solving and fixing things.  He genuinely possessed a heart of gold.

Professionally, Kevin was a masterful metal framer and builder at Kelmon Drywall, leaving his mark on countless structures throughout his career. His dedication to his craft was evident in every project he undertook, and his work will stand as a testament to his skill and craftsmanship.

Kevin's memory will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all those fortunate enough to have known him. His legacy as a loving husband, loyal son, amazing “doggy dad” to Oscar, wonderful brother, fun-loving uncle, and accomplished builder will forever be cherished.

Kevin is survived by; his wife and best friend, Molly; his parents, Joseph and Margaret; sister Annamarie; brother Daniel and wife Lisa; brother Seosamh and fiancé Emma; parents in-law Frederick & Kathleen McAnulty; sister in-law Katie Hegarty and husband Mark, sister in-law Erin Cuddy and husband Kane; sister in-law Kerrie McAnulty; sister in-law Bridget Grant and husband Greg; sister in-law Shannon McAnulty; many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Washington St. Norwood, on Tuesday September 12, at 11:00 am. Visiting hours in The Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury on Monday September 11, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  Immediately following the Mass on Tuesday, family and friends are invited to join the family for a reception at Lewis’s Restaurant & Grill 92 Central St. Norwood.  Kevin’s funeral arrangements and burial in St. Muras Fahan Cemetery, Donegal, Ireland will be published shortly. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (

in his honor. 

May Kevin “Dodley” McLaughlin rest in eternal peace, his spirit forever in our hearts.

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September 11, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home
1803 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Mass of Christian Burial
September 12, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Church (Washington St, Norwood)


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