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Janine Daigle
PUTNAM — Janine Daigle, 91, died Dec. 14, 2020.  She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She brought light and love to everyplace that she entered.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1929, in New Brunswick, Canada.  She married the love of her life, Gerald Daigle, in September of 1951. He died in 2018. They celebrated over 66 years of marriage and built a life and family together. Janine was a devoted wife and mother first and foremost. The role of Memere and Grand-Memere was one that she cherished.  She was a skilled seamstress and will be remembered for her coveted “Pee Shoes” slippers. Prior to raising her family, Janine was a teacher and remained a devoted member of the Catholic Church.
She leaves her children, Gerald (Ginnie) Daigle of Pomfret, Janot (Dianne) Daigle of Florida, Lise Goulet of Putnam,  and Jacques Daigle of Florida; grandchildren: Melanie, Heather, Elizabeth, Ashley, Bobby and Jerrilynn and nine great-grandchildren; siblings Louis-Guy Desjardins, Rosanne Desjardins. She was predeceased by her parents, several siblings, son-in-law Bob and daughter-in-law Louise.
Dearest Mom and Memere,
Your hugs meant the world,
Nobody held me so tight,
or made me feel so right.
No one’s eyes shined so bright with Love
As my Mom and Memere, who is now high above.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in St. James Church, 12 Franklin St., Danielson, 06239. Donations: St. James Church. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Daniel David Hirst II,
Army vet
Daniel David Hirst II 64, also known as “Dan The Man,” has taken his last adventure. He gained his wings Aug. 25, 2021, in Hartford Hospital.
With a smile, he fought for a few years with health complications.
He was a good kind man born May 4, 1957, at Long Beach Hospital in San Francisco.
He was the only child of Daniel David Hirst of California and Joyce Youngest of Wisconsin.
He was proud to have served his country and is a retired Army veteran.
He worked and lived in the town of Putnam for many years.
His love for travel and music was passed down to his children.
He enjoyed fishing with his buddies, hunting in Maine with his lifelong friend Dicky Collins and enjoyed spending time with his cat Squeaky Squeaks.
His favorite things included family cookouts, holiday gatherings and going to concerts.
He leaves his children, Daniel and Tisha Hirst; grandchildren and friends he considered family. He was also a father figure to many including Shannon, Tom and Holly.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life at noon Sept. 19 in Woodstock. All are welcome and encouraged to light a candle for “Dan The Man” in his passing. 860-457-6289.


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