Adrian Daigle, 93: Veteran, light on his feet
SOUTH PORTLAND — Adrian Daigle, 93, died June 20 at South Portland Nursing Home.
He was born in Portage on September 19, 1918, son of Rene and Odelie (Duprey) Daigle. During the Great Depression he served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. and during World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and Pacific theater.
Daigle worked 37 years for the railroad before his retirement. He enjoyed square and round dancing, and staying busy working around his home and camp at Peabody Pond.
Daigle married Violet E. Blanchette in Waterville on June 18, 1947.
He was predeceased by his wife who died March 31, 2010; four brothers Ivan, Edmond, Pitt, and Hampy Daigle; three sisters Edwidge Moody, Mildred Michaud, and Emelda Daigle; and son-in-law Frederick Brown.
Daigle is survived by two sons Gary R. Daigle and his wife, Angela, of Orlando, Fla. and Jeffery P. Daigle and his wife, Katherine, of Windham; two daughters Sandra J. Brown of Cape Elizabeth and Karen A. Bernard, of St. Cloud, Fla.; seven grandchildren Sherri Barrett, Kenneth A. Brown, Robert and Linda Bernard, David Daigle, James and Andrew Daigle; and seven great-grandchildren Brandon, Selby and Courtney Barrett, Morgan and Nathan Brown, and Jessica and Alexandra Violet Daigle.
The family thanks the staff at South Portland Nursing Home for the care provided to Adrian.
A funeral was held June 24 at the Holy Cross Churh in South Portland and internment followed at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.