Lucien J. Daigle, 87

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CUMBERLAND FORESIDE — Lucien J. Daigle, 87, of Cumberland Foreside, died Dec. 4 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a period of declining health. He was born on Aug. 7, 1925, in Fort Kent, one of nine children of William and Sophie (Berube) Daigle and attended local schools.

During World War II, Daigle served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. After discharge, he settled in Portland working as a mechanic and retiring from St. Johnsbury Transportation as a body repairman. Along the way, he married Sylvia Franklin and together they had a son.

Daigle enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and every room of their home has furniture he created. He enjoyed making clocks, especially grandfather clocks and others in a Shaker style. 

He had a great love of the water. He and his son Stephen built a boat together, the Little Liz, which was moored at the Cumberland Town Landing.

Daigle is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia Daigle, of Cumberland Foreside; his son, Stephen and his wife, Kathleen, of Falmouth; his grandson Stephen, of Portland; his great-grandson, Scott; his brother, Arthur, of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.

There won’t be any services and he will be buried at sea next summer.

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