The Fortin Group


Richard P. Daignault

January 6, 1948May 9, 2021

LEWISTON: Richard Daignault, 73, of Lewiston went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 9, 2021. He was born on January 6, 1948, the son of Paul and Shirley (Sampson) Daignault. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a devoted member of Eastgate Christian Fellowship. He had a passion for radio and worked for many years at WLAM and was a meteorologist for WQRY.

He was a true and loving brother to his siblings and loved his family. He was also a friend to many. Richard is survived by his brother Daniel Daignault and his wife Patricia, his sister Mary Holmes and her husband George along with a niece Katie Theriault, nephews, Andrew and Simon Daignault and Matthew and Joseph Theriault. He was predeceased by his parents.

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A private graveside service with military honors will be held for Richard at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.


  • Services are private


Richard P. Daignault

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Anita Poulin

May 15, 2021

Dear Family,
Richard and I went to Saint Louis School kindergarten together. He would walk me home after school. One day he gave me his favorite possession, his Mickey Mouse watch.
A few hours later, Richard's dad came knocking on our door to retrieve the watch. I remember the event like it was yesterday. Richard's dad must have been a bit upset that Richard had given away the watch or perhaps Richard had second thoughts about parting with it. It's a precious memory of our early childhood.
I always liked Richard. We always kept in touch through the years. I was saddened to discover his obituary. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Anita Boisvert Poulin