Thomas McLachlan
Friday
21
August

Visiting Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 21, 2020
Ashley~Drolette Funeral Home
35 Oak Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts, United States
508-947-3600

Obituary of Thomas G.G. McLachlan

Thomas Graham Glen McLachlan, age 75, of Middleborough, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Glen was born in Kilwinning, Scotland and emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1952 at the age of seven. Glen was the beloved son of the late John and Elizabeth (Glen) McLachlan, loving husband of Barbara (Bartol) McLachlan. He leaves behind three sons, Thomas G. G. McLachlan of Middleborough, Douglas W. McLachlan and his wife Diane of Plymouth and Ian B. McLachlan of Middleborough; three grandsons, Thomas G. G. McLachlan, Cameron D. T. McLachlan, Connor R. D. McLachlan; a great-granddaughter, Rhowan S. McLachlan; two sisters, Isabella Burke and Elizabeth Allen of Braintree, MA as well as a niece and many nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Christine Darmand and his brother, John McLachlan. He graduated from Braintree High School in 1962 and received his Journeyman 1st Class Machinist certification from General Dynamics in 1969. In 1970, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in Vietnam and was the proud recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a self employed auto mechanic and co-owner of Caledonian Motor Works in Kingston, as well as a letter carrier for the USPS in Brockton, MA for over 20 years. He belonged to Rural Lodge AF + AM in Quincy, MA was a life member of the VFW, DAV, NRA and the American Legion. He was a member of J.A.N.E. (Jaguar Association of New England), Cold Spring Club in Plymouth as well as a life member of the Scottish-American Military Society and Clan McLachlan (CMANA). Glen’s greatest passion was restoring and driving his beloved Jaguars. Visiting hours will take place at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Friday, August 21, 2020, from 5:00-8:00 PM, followed by a private memorial service in the funeral home at 8:00 PM. Due to the pandemic, a facial mask and social distance rules must be followed at all times. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to South Shore Veterans Assistance, 388 West Washington Street, Hanson, MA 02341.
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