Frederica M. (Dollenberg) McLaughlin, 70, of Wickford, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Col. Fred P. Dollenberg and Marie (Fishgall) Dollenberg.
Ms. McLaughlin was the Director of Development for the arts at numerous schools and museums, including RISD and the Newport Art Museum. She was the Co-Director of the Wickford Art Festival, an avid gardener, and a Communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wickford.
She leaves her two sons: Reid H. McLaughlin and his wife Kelsa of Annapolis, MD, and Ryan H. McLaughlin and his wife Melania of Geneve, Switzerland. Cherished grandmother of Chiara, Francesca, Nora, and Nathalie. She was the sister of Eric Dollenberg of Hilton Head, SC and Gretchen Strzlecki of Quakertown, PA.
Her Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11:00 am in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 55 Main Street, Wickford. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Breast Cancer or the Home and Hospice Care of RI will be appreciated.