Richard J. Daigle

  • Born: May 26, 1951
  • Died: June 14, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

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Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family


Richard J. Daigle, 70, of Manchester, passed away at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on June 14, 2021.

He was born in Manchester on May 26, 1951, the son of Lionel and Helen (Krol) Daigle. He graduated from Memorial High School, class of 1969, where he played basketball and excelled as an athlete. He was in the United States Air Force for most of his career, working at Pease Air Force Base, the New Boston Tracking Station, and retiring from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester. He also served in Operation Desert Shield during the Desert Storm War from 1990 to 1991. Dick enjoyed sports and was the past president and coach at East Side Little League. He also was a CYO basketball referee. He was a long-time member and past Commander in 2007 of the American Legion, Sweeney Post #2. He volunteered for the Special Olympics for many years. He was a friend to many, a mentor, a coach, a soldier, a hero and most of all a loving dad and grandfather. He was a selfless person who always had a smile and kind words for everyone he met.
Family members include his wife of 48 years, Joan (Capen) Daigle; his mother of Manchester; a son, Scott Daigle of Deerfield and his finance Sara Ioannou; a daughter, Kelly Jolicoeur and her husband Michael of Manchester; four grandchildren, Dylan and Rylee Jolicoeur, and Ariana and Cody Daigle; a brother, Daniel Daigle of Manchester; a sister, Darlene White and her husband David White of GA; and nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Visitation will take place at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St. on Monday June 21st from 4 to 7 PM. A Memorial Service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday June 22nd at 10:00 with inurnment with military honors to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I was wondering if this was the Dickie Daigle that grew up on Auburn and Union St? If it is, he was one of my best friends around 1956 or so! RIp Dickie!!,!

Posted by Pete Moreau - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   October 25, 2021

To Dickie's Family,
I am so sorry for your profound loss. Dickie was one of the nicest guys I ever met. And all who knew him will agree. I hope memories bring some comfort during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Friend. Until we meet again.

Posted by Robbie Dakoulas Pellerin - Friend   August 23, 2021

I remember Dickie as a very friendly co-worker while serving with him at PAFB. He always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting when I entered his office. So sorry to hear of his passing. May he Rest in Peace.

Posted by FRANK MCCUTCHEON MCCUTCHEON - CLERMONT, FL - Friend   July 01, 2021

Dickie, I think of you daily and so enjoy looking at the happy memories !

Posted by Darlene White - Peachtree City, GA - Sister   June 30, 2021

Joan and family - I just saw Dick's Obituary and I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a long time and I know the pain of losing someone. Take care of yourselves and RIP Dick Daigle.

Posted by Doris C Brock Brock - Colebrook, NH - Served in the Military together   June 30, 2021

To the Daigle Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2021

To Dickie's entire family - I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He certainly fought his battle with all he had and take comfort in knowing he is finally at peace.

Paula (Beauparlant) Rowley

Posted by Paula (Beauparlant) Rowley - Hampton, NH - Family Friend   June 21, 2021

Mr.Daigle, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   June 21, 2021

The day I met you, it changed my life forever. Thank you for your friendship, may you rest in peace.

Posted by Sue Smith (Bessette) - Coworker   June 20, 2021

Darlene, so sorry for your loss, your family will be in my prayers

Posted by Elaine Tyler - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   June 16, 2021

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, may he rest in peace. God Bless you and your family during this sad time.

Posted by Angie Carroll - Hillsboro, NH - Coworker   June 16, 2021


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