December 18, 1921 – October 26, 2013
Obituaries » WILMA CORTI
CORTI, WILMA MCLAUGHLIN, 91, of East Barre, died October 26 at the Berlin Health and Rehab Center. Her family had been at her bedside. Born in Pittsburg, N.H., Dec. 18, 1921, she was the daughter of George T. and Cecelia (Parent) McLaughlin. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1939. On Nov. 28, 1941, she married Alfred E. Corti in Barre City. Following their marriage they made their home on the Corti family farm in Orange, moving to their present home in East Barre in 1949, where they had since resided. Fred died June 8, 2006. During World War II, they worked at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, Conn. In 1956, she joined the Union Mutual Insurance Company in Montpelier, becoming an underwriter and retired after 25 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, mushrooming, knitting and spending time with her family, and was an outstanding bowler. Wilma and her sister, Millie Howlett, will be remembered for their tap dancing routines at the Barre Opera House. Her memberships included the East Barre Congregational Church and the Twin City Lanes Mixed Bowling League. Survivors include her sister, Mona McLaughlin Booe, of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Ella McLaughlin-Liese of Woodbury Lake and Alice McLaughlin of Woodlawn, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews, as well as her beloved cat, “Angel.” Besides her parents and her husband, Fred, she was predeceased by her brothers: Harold, Guy, Joseph, George, Paul and “Jack” McLaughlin; and her sisters: Medora Fox, Florence Marston and Millie Howlett.