Hisako Suzuki McLaughlin, age 91 of Avon, Connecticut [formerly Leominster, MA] passed away peacefully at home holding hands with her daughter Midori and granddaughter Nikki on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from liver bile duct cancer.
Hisako was born in Tokyo, Japan on September 29, 1929. She is survived by her two brothers Masami and Hiroshi (both in their 90’s). Hisako’s name in Japanese means “long living child”. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy McLaughlin, her daughter, Midori Liucci and son-in-law, Andy Liucci of Canton, CT and her one and only favorite granddaughter, Nikki Liucci of Johns Island, SC.
Hisako and Roy met in Tokyo, Japan where they were married on June 22, 1959. During their time together they lived in Bonn (Germany), Paris (France), Kabul (Afghanistan), Blantyre (Malawi), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Sydney (Australia), Tokyo (Japan), Beijing (China) and Lago (Nigeria). As the wife of a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer, Hisako was well-known for her kindness to Embassy employees, her love for entertaining, bowling and her great sense of humor and style. She was a true diplomat.
Hisako love children and animals, especially her cat Mimi. She also loved meeting people and asking them where they were from. Most often, she would give her unfiltered advice. Hisako was an excellent cook and loved to bake for others, including the local Police department in Leominster.
Hisako will be cremated per her wishes and her family will host a Celebration of Hisako’s Life at their home – 109 Mallard Drive, Avon, CT 06001. The event will be on Monday, July 26th from 10am until 7pm. Please bring your favorite memories to share. Please RSVP to Midori at either 860-977-9718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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