Manchester - George Daigle, 98, died on July 11, 2014, after a brief illness at the VA Medical Center.
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A lifelong resident of Manchester and a graduate of Central High School, George was inducted into the Army in 1943 and served in the European Theater of Operations in several campaigns in World War II, including northern France (Normandy), the drive to Paris, the Ardennes, central Europe and the Rhineland, for which he received several campaign medals and two Purple Hearts.
George was the son of George and Aldea Daigle of Manchester. Surviving family members include his son Richard Daigle (wife Judy Daigle) of Manchester, and daughter Jacqueline Dodge (husband Johnny Dodge) of Sarasota, Fla. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 73 years, Dorothy; his son Roger Daigle; and his stepfather, Armand Trottier. George was blessed with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
George was well-known for his work as the manager of the paint department in Moreau's Department store and as an employee for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 79 and a life member of the DAV, Chapter 18. He was a member of the parishes of the Transfiguration and St. Patrick and a long-standing member of the Legion of One Thousand Men at the Precious Blood Monastery.
A brave soldier in battle, a loving son, husband and father to his family, a friend and benefactor to the community, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him..
SERVICES: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Augustin Church, 383 Beech St., Manchester, on July 23 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Augustin Cemetery.
The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements. For more information please go to www.phaneuf.net.
Published in Union Leader on July 16, 2014