Leva McLaughlin

March 3, 1928 - July 14, 2016

Leva McLaughlin, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Muskego Health Care Center at the age of 88. She was born on March 3, 1928, the daughter of Joseph and Antoinne Caracci. 

Leva married the love of her life, Charles McLaughlin, on October 1, 1955. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. 

Leva will be missed by her children, Chuck McLaughlin and Linda Bork; son-in-law, Brad Gamroth; grandchildren, Andrew (Maggie) Bork, Jason McLaughlin, Jessica McLaughlin, Josiah (Charis) Gamroth, Jonathan (Fiancé Emily) Gamroth and Rebecca Gamroth; great-granddaughters, Evelynn McLaughlin and Chloe Bork; and brothers, Louis (Nettie), Joe and Dominic. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; daughter Jean Gamroth; and brothers Rocco, James, Albert and Lawrence.

The visitation for Leva will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Haase will be officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leva’s name are preferred to St. Mary Catholic Church (see address above). 

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 262-542-6609.