Lionel Lucien Daigneault 92, of St. Johnsbury, died peacefully March 11, 2018 at Maple Lane nursing home surrounded by family.
He was born May 2, 1925 in Capleton Canada, son of William and Josephine Daigneault. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy.
During WW11, he served our country in the U.S. Navy Seabees, on a large base on New Caledonia Island. It was owned by the France so being fluent in French he felt comfortable there.
October 11, 1947 he married Elinor Remick in St. Johnsbury where they lived most of their lives together bringing up six children. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last October.
He was employed at Fairbanks Scales for forty plus years, and retired from there. Upon retiring Lionel and Elinor drove cross country to California and back enjoying sites, and country music. Later spending some winters in Florida.
He and his wife had a camp on Big Averill Lake in Averill, Vt where they enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include wife Elinor, son Normand and wife Linda, of St. Johnsbury, four daughters including Suzanne Wallstrom of St. Johnsbury, Theresa Fried and husband Ben of Cleveland Georgia, Denise Russell and husband Shawn of Bristol CT, Annette Ruffner and husband Douglas of St. Johnsbury. A daughter in law Johnna Daigneault of St. Johnsbury; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and another on the way.
He was predeceased by his son Albert Daigneault, a son in law Jack Wallstrom Jr, siblings Rejeanne Coughlin, Gerard Daigneault and Adrien Daigneault.
Visiting hours will be Friday March 16th from 6-8 pm at Sayles Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Fr. Curtis will take place on Saturday March 17th at 11AM at St. Johns the Evangelist Church on Winter Street in St. Johnsbury, VT, with reception to follow.
Burial will be at a later date.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com