John D. Nagle
1946 - 2021
John D. Nagle, sadly passed away May 15, 2021 surrounded by his family at the age of 74. In May 1946 John was born in Westerly, RI to John and Josephine (Gilchrist) Nagle. He enjoyed playing football and trumpet through high school, attended college at URI, UMASS, and did post doctorate at Harvard. He was an accomplished biochemist with PhD, BCLD, FACB and recently finished up a long career and retired a senior research and development manager at Maine Standards. John was also well known by family and friends as "J.D." or "J". John resided in Cumberland, ME for the past 32 years. Everyone knew what a great chef he was especially anything spicy hot! He enjoyed cooking for others, having a drink with them, making fireworks as a kid (which may contributed to his chemistry career), music and photography. He was survived by his wife of 50 years, two sons, grandchildren and dog skipper. There is a celebration of life to be held at: Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club, 59 Lewiston Rd, Gray, ME 04039 on June 6th from 1p-5p (brief ceremony at 2p) for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Johns name to the ASPCA.ORG/DIABETES.ORG
Published by The Westerly Sun on May 30, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club
59 Lewiston Rd, Gray, ME
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I am sorry to hear of John's death. I worked with him at the Psychopharmacology Lab at Mass. Mental Health Center in Boston back in the early 1980s. I remember him as very smart and a lot of fun. He shared his famous chili recipe and I have been using and enjoying it ever since. I moved to Maine in 1983 and did not realize until recently that John has been in southern Maine a long time, too. My condolences to his family.
Alice Persons
May 31, 2021
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