Harold James Daigle

March 20, 1931December 13, 2013

Harold J. Daigle, 82, of Welsh, LA, passed away at 3:34 pm on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings. He was born March 20, 1931, in Gillis, LA, to Clyde and Alia (Doucet) Daigle. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving is his loving wife of 56 years, Peggy; one son, Don Michael Daigle; four grandchildren, Adrian Scott Daigle, Christopher Michael Daigle, Avin Samone Meche and Taylor Sonnier; and three great-grandchildren, Lars Joseph Meche, Liam Michael Daigle, and Brady Saul Meche. Also surviving is one brother, Alvin (Marlene) Daigle and three sisters, Jeanette (J.B.) Broussard, Audrey (Pierre) Daboval and Sherrion (Champ) Sonnier.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. for two years during the Korean War before being honorably discharged. Harold worked as a manager first with Cash and Carry Grocery and last with Market Basket until his passing. He also served as a volunteer fireman for over 38 years, was a member of the American Legion Post 0283 and a longtime member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church.

Harold enjoyed reading, photography, history and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, December 16, 2013 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh. Father Herbert May will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2pm to 9 pm at Hixson Funeral Home with a rosary at 6:00pm and visitation will resume at 8:00am until the start of service. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Welsh.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Online tributes and condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Funeral service Monday, December 16, 2013

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Angela Daigle-Hyle

December 17, 2013

Uncle Harold you will be missed! You were an example of what loving others truly means as you lived it everyday. Rest in peace.

Pete & Linda Savoy- Louviere

December 16, 2013

So very very sorry for your loss. God has a new angel in heaven for Christmas. Prayers for comfort & peace for all of you.

mike & danny faye miers

December 15, 2013

we've known Mr. "D" for a long time and I worked with him for many years at market basket and we both loved him dearly. he was my favorite person there.we both will dearly miss him.

Pam Broussard

December 15, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Harold was such a friendly person. He always greeted me with a smile.

Cindi Benoit Reedy

December 15, 2013

Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Harold and you fondly. He was always so kind to me. I always remember him and his friendship with my Dad. Sincerely, Cindi Benoit Reedy

Terry & Beverly Trahan

December 15, 2013

Harold had such a kind heart. We remember how friendly and nice he was always smiling. Our prayers are with his family.
Beverly & Terry Trahan

Beverly & Terry Trahan

December 15, 2013

Harold had such a kind heart. We remember how friendly and nice he was always smiling. Our prayers are with his family.
Beverly & Terry Trahan

Clint Meche

December 15, 2013

Such a Friendly, Humble, Caring, Role Model of a man.. Proud and Honored to have known you, Mr. Harold! See you soon....

Danielle Miller

December 15, 2013

Such a great loss. Mr. Harold was an exceptional example of what a "Christian" should be. He always made a dreaded trip to the grocery store a very pleasant one, just by the smile and greeting that he gave to every one. I will never forget the act of kindness he displayed while going to pay for my groceries, I realized that I was out of checks. He didn't void my groceries, didn't hold them at the store, but allowed me to take them home and return with a check. He knew I lived in Roanoke and didn't want me to make a "special trip" back for just that, so he told me, "You don't have to bring it back right away, just whenever you come back to Welsh", like Roanoke was so far away. Just by being "Himself" such a kind, caring, sweet man; he impacted so many lives. He will truly be missed by so many! Prayers going up for his family. Sincerely, Danielle Miller(daughter of Cecil and Nora Manuel)

December 15, 2013

"Please accept my deepest condolence to you and your family in loss. God will give you courage, support and strenght to overcome."

Marshall & Louise Jackson (Welsh)