Joseph J. “Bus” Loughlin, Jr., aged 105, passed away peacefully in Newton, MA on July 23, 2018.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Bus was educated at Brooklyn Poly Prep, '32 and Williams College,'36. As one of the oldest WWII veterans, Bus proudly served his country with honor, valor and distinction. In addition to his successful career as an insurance broker, Bus was active in many community groups and organizations. He served as president of the Brooklyn Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, The Montauk Club in Brooklyn and Panther Valley Golf Club among others. In addition to his family, Bus' greatest passion was the golf he played for an astounding 90 years. Known as "The Legend," Bus exemplified the very best in the golfing community and played skillfully from age 12 to 102
Bus was pre-deceased by his parents, six siblings, wives Margaret (née) Hayes and Kathryn (née) Nick and son Joseph J. (Jay)Loughlin Ill.
Bus is survived by his two loving daughters, Mary Ann Shanahan of Stamford, CT and Suzanne Loughlin of Newton, MA; sons-in-laws, Edward Yeats and Carl Shanahan; grandchildren, Johanna Hynes (Jonathan), Elizabeth Hynes(Thomas), Thomas Hynes (Veronica), Dylan and Andrew Yeats; as well as three great-grandchildren, Jack, Luke and Constance Sweet.
Visiting hours will be from 4-7PM on Wed July 25th in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thurs at 10:30 AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Washington St Newtonville. Interment with Military Honors will be held on Fri July 27 at Noon at Long Island National Cemetery in Wayandanch, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Arlington School at McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478.