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Raymond J. Daigle
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Gilford-----Raymond J. Daigle, 82, of Cotton Hill Road, died at his home on Monday, December 29, 2008.

Mr. Daigle was born January 4, 1926 in Laconia, N.H., the son of Laurent and Eva (Joncas) Daigle. He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II serving on the cruiser USS Wilkes-Barre throughout the Pacific Theater. He was aboard the USS Wilkes-Barre in Tokyo Harbor during the Japanese surrender.

Mr. Daigle was a lifelong resident of Gilford and was a self-employed electrical contractor. He was also employed at Gilbert Block.

Mr. Daigle was a former member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club. He spent time helping his family and friends, tending his lawn and garden and spending time with his dog, Madison. He was also a private pilot.

Mr. Daigle is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine C. (Dupont) Daigle of Gilford; two sons, Raymond M. Daigle and his wife, Candace, of Gilmanton; Jeffrey Daigle and his wife, Lorraine M. of Laconia; two daughters, Janis “Cookie” Milne and her husband, Robert, of Manchester and Judy Ellis and her husband, Scott, of Gilford; seven grandchildren, Scott, David, Allen, Chris, Lynn, Greg & Katie; two great grandchildren, Sydnie and James; a brother, Armand Daigle, of Spencer, Mass.; a sister, May, of Worcester, Mass. and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Daigle was predeceased by four sisters, Yvette, Evelyn, Jean and Irene.

There will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Service, with military honors, will be held in the Chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:00PM. Burial will follow at the N. H. State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03426.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.

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