Eileen Jean McLaughlin, age 81, of East Grand Rapids, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease for many years. Eileen was preceded in death by her son, Jimmie. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim; her son, Sean (Theresa) McLaughin; and granddaughters, Maeve and Norah McLaughin. Visitation is Friday, November 9 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM with a vigil at 7:30 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 AM, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1449 Wilcox Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Eileen’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, PO Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, West Michigan Region, 2944 Fuller Ave, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.