Fernande "Fern" Daigle, 75, of Vernon, died peacefully Tuesday (May 22, 2012), after a long struggle with cancer. Born on July 1, 1936 in Fort Kent, ME, daughter of the late Emile and Leona (Marquis) Daigle; she had lived in Marlborough for many years before moving to Vernon. Fern worked a number of years as a paraprofessional at Hartford High School and sold Avon products for over 20 years and left because of failing illness. She crocheted hundreds of baby hats for neonatal babies for a number of years for local hospitals. Fern is survived by a son, Michael Daigle in Rhode Island, a daughter, Gayle Tracey and the love of her life, granddaughters, Alyssa, Kaitlyn and Krista Tracey all of South Windsor. She is survived by three sisters and five brothers, Pauline Hallee of Arlington, MA, Doris Taylor, of Hebron, Ann Wicks of Mystic, Joseph Roland of Huntingtown, MD, J. Paul, of Manchester, Raoul of Westbrookville, NY, J. Evon of Ocala, FL and Richard of Long Island, NY. Her oldest brother, Hermal "Shorty" Daigle predeceased her. To celebrate her life, Fern has requested that everyone wear colorful clothes at her funeral and burial.
Family and friends may gather, Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury. Her family will receive friends, Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, Hospice Program, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.
Read Fernande "Fern" Daigle's Obituary and Guestbook on www.carmonfuneralhome.com.