Lucien J. Daigle

August 3, 1925December 4, 2012

Lucien Daigle, 87

Cumberland Foreside – Lucien J. Daigle, 87, of Cumberland Foreside died on December 4, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a period of declining health. He was born on August 7, 1925 in Fort Kent, one of nine children of William and Sophie (Berube) Daigle and attended local schools.

During WWII Lucien served in the US Navy as a Seabee on an LST in the South Pacific. After discharge he settled in Portland working as a mechanic and retiring from St. Johnsbury Transportation as a body repairman. Along the way he had the good fortune to marry Sylvia Franklin and together they have a son.

Lucien enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and every room of their home has furniture he created. He enjoyed making clocks, especially grandfather clocks and others in a Shaker style. Lucien had a great love of the water and he and his son Stephen built a boat together, the Little Liz, which was moored at The Town Landing at the time when only a handful of boats were moored there.

Lucien is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia Daigle of Cumberland Foreside; his son Stephen and his wife Kathleen of Falmouth; his grandson Stephen of Portland; his great-grandson Scott; his brother Arthur of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with the simplicity of Lucien’s life, there will be no services; however, he will be buried at sea next summer. Please visit to share your condolences, memories and tributes with his family.


  • Burial at Sea (Summer of 2012)

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Randy Silberquit

January 23, 2013

Sylvia, it has been many years since the last time that I have seen Lucein and you. However,I still have memories of when I was a young boy trolling for blues off of his boat. I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to Lucien, Steven and you. Randy Silberquit

Art & Debbie Daigle

December 10, 2012

Uncle Lucien we will never forget you Rest in peace

December 10, 2012

Aunt Sylvia,Steven and Kathleen
We are truly sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Lucien. I will never forget how he helped my father when he needed it the most. You all opened your hearts and homes to him. We all will miss him dearly
Love You All Art,Debbie,Nick and Lisa Daigle

Chad and Kelly Snow

December 10, 2012

Stephen and Kathleen,
We are very sorry for your loss.
Lucien was a wonderful man. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.

Martial Mason

December 9, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss.Mr.Daigle was very nice to me whenever I delt with him.

December 9, 2012

Sylvia and Steven,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband /father. We so enjoyed getting to know Lucien as a neighbor over the past several years. He was such a kind man with a great sense of humor. We will miss seeing him in the neighborhood.

Kathy and Lee Nadeau

December 9, 2012

Thank you for your service for our country.

Jon & Natasha Kinney

December 7, 2012

Our deepest sympathy Aunt Syvia and are in our thoughts and prayers.. RIP uncle Lucien...a great thoughful man....

Larry & Rose Woods