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Priscille Lachance

Jan 22, 1938 - Dec 04, 2023

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Scarborough, ME

Priscille Y. LachanceBiddeford Priscille Y. Lachance, 85, of Biddeford, Maine, passed away on December 4, 2023 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Priscille was born in Biddeford, Maine, on January 22, 1938, a daughter of Gedeon and Fernande (Turgeon) Lachance. She was educated at St. Andre's School. Priscille was employed in local manufacturing jobs, working many years at the Pepperell Mills, Maremont/Saco Defense in Saco, and later as a janitress and chambermaid at the Bay View C...Read More

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Sylvia A. Lott (Suski)

Aug 07, 1944 - Feb 19, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Sylvia A. Lott (Suski), 79, of Scarborough, Maine, entered eternal life on February 19, 2024. She was born on August 7, 1944, in Schenectady, New York, to the late Joseph and Emily Suski.Sylvia married David H. Lott of Cranesville at St. Joseph’s Church on October 19, 1968. They settled in Glenville together, where they raised their loving daughter. For over 10 years, Sylvia worked for General Electric in their Finance Division. Later in life, she worked as the Financial Secretary for St. Joseph’s Church in Scotia. She retired from office life to start her gardening business with David. Together, they built beautiful gardens and cared for lawns and properties around the area. This work was Sylvia’s life passion, seeing people enjoy their outdoor spaces made her so happy. Her gardens at her home were her pride and joy and were featured in area garden tours.Sylvia’s infectious smile was admired and appreciated by all. She had a special love for helping others and volunteered many hours at St. Joseph’s Church and Immaculate Conception Church. Her most treasured time was spent preparing for the healing masses with goodies that everyone could take back to remember the day.Sylvia’s family was the most important to her, and she will be missed by all of them. She is survived by her husband, David of Scarborough, ME, and her daughter, Rachael Gelowtski, and husband, Lawrence of Scarborough, ME. The joys of her life were her grandchildren, Lily, Ryken, and Colton Gelowtski. Sylvia also leaves behind her brother Harold Suski and his wife Alice of Waterford, NY; Nephews Shawn Suski (Melva) of Houston, TX; Aaron Suski (Kristi) of Tuscon, AZ; and niece Tamara Kirschner of Wallkill, NY.Calling hours will be held at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. On Friday, February 23rd, from 5 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville. Burial will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 or the Church of Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville, New York 12302Online condolences at glenvillefuneralhome.com

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Edna M Ellis

Nov 07, 1923 - Feb 17, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Scarborough, ME - Edna M Ellis, 100 passed away on February 17, 2024, at her residence in Scarborough. She was born in Bristol, England, a daughter of Charles and Rosa (Garland) Gibbard. Edna was raised and educated in Bristol, England. As a young woman during World War II, she served in the Women’s Land Army, and on April 29, 1944, she married Robert L. Huggard, an American serviceman. In April of 1946 Edna sailed to join her husband in America with her two infant daughters and began her new life in Maine. She became an American citizen on January 23, 1969. Several years after Robert’s passing on October 4, 1977, she married Lawrence Ellis of Portland in 1995. She was pre-deceased by her first husband, Robert Huggard; her second husband Lawrence Ellis; a daughter, Rosemary; her sons, Paul Huggard and Robert Huggard; and her 4 brothers and 3 sisters of England. She is survived by a daughter Lee Roberts of Scarborough and a son, Peter Huggard of South Portland. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.. We would like to thank Scarborough Terrace for their care and kindness. A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., February 23rd at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland. Reception will follow at 11 am at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home located at 199 Woodford Street, Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Food Bank in Lewiston, ME.

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Donald Lariviere

May 28, 1948 - Feb 17, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Donald LariviereDayton Donald “Don” Lariviere, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 after a 2-year battle with pancreatic cancer at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was 75 years of age.He was born on May 28, 1948, to Phillip and Lucille Lariviere in Biddeford, Maine. Don attended Notre Dame de Lourdes School and graduated from Thornton Academy, class of 1966. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the United States Army Reserve. Don studied at the University of Southern Maine and earned a Masters in Education.He met Elaine Goulet at a dance hall and they married on November 26, 1970 at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. They purchased a farm in 1973 and made it their forever home. Dedicated to hard work, his life revolved around the farm and his family. Teaching was not his thing and he transitioned to a truck driving career at UPS in addition to his organic farming passion. Don had every kind of animal and crop, which all thrived under his care. Don and Elaine enjoyed harvesting produce from their gardens and canned together.Upon retirement, his focus shifted in part to LaDawn Quarter Horses which raised world class quarter horses and started a Therapeutic Riding Center in 2001. Don built the new barn basically on his own after the trusses were up and continued to maintain it to his death. He helped establish LaDawn as a community for people of all ages with or without a disability who wanted a relationship with a horse in a safe environment. He dedicated his heart, soul, and sweat to the facility.Don enjoyed his daily chores. Haying, his huge organic garden, caring for his chickens, and taking care of his beehives and orchard were just a few favorites. When time permitted, he enjoyed reading, advocating for women’s rights and following politics. Don had a famous T-shirt collection of politically incorrect statements. His deep, contagious laugh would typically start after someone would read his t-shirt. Don’s dry humor was famous and a personal motto was to include laughter everyday. He continued to have future goals to the end which included building a geodesic dome for his garden or even three.Mr. Lariviere was a parishioner of St. Philip Church in Lyman where he volunteered for many of the church activities with his wife Elaine.He was predeceased by one brother Stephen Lariviere.He is survived by his wife of 53 years Elaine Lariviere, daughters Donna Lariviere, Crystal Lariviere and grandson Caleb Donahue. He is also survived by siblings Rachel Levesque, Claire Deprey and husband Andy, Jacky Lariviere, Michael Lariviere and wife Julie, sister in law Pam Lariviere, nieces and nephews.A Funeral Mass will be held at 1PM Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Philip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road, in Lyman. Burial will be private. To view Donald’s memorial page or leave an online condolence please visit www.cotefuneralhome.comThose planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial donations to LaDawn Quarter Horses Therapeutic Riding Center - 1000 Goodwins Mills Road - Dayton, ME. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Donald Lariviere, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Harry J. Desjardins

Jul 12, 1939 - Feb 17, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Harry J. Desjardins July 12, 1939 – February 17, 2024 Harry J. Desjardins, 84, of Saco, Maine passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 17 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Harry was born on July 12, 1939, to Alphonse and Lydia Desjardins on the family kitchen table in New Canada Plantation, Maine. He had four siblings, Evelyn, May, Nancy, and David. Harry’s family moved to Fern Park Avenue in Old Orchard Beach when he was a child, where he attended Old Orchard schools graduating from Old Orchard Beach High School in the class of 1957. Harry served his country, first in the Maine Army National Guard and then in the U.S. Air Force where he worked as an aircraft mechanic from 1958-1962 serving at Lackland AFB in Texas, Norton AFB in California, and also in Germany, and Portugal. Harry met Mary Ellen McEnery prior to enlisting in the service and they would write often during his time away. Harry and Mary Ellen married on April 28, 1962, and together they raised four children, William, Leslie, Michael, and John from their home on Locke Street in Saco. Harry earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, and he went on to teach industrial arts at Portland High School for more than 20 years. He also worked as a skilled carpenter for many years, which he took immense pride in. Harry was a proud member of Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge #1597 for 47 years where he served in many roles including Lodge Secretary, Exalted Ruler, and District Deputy. Harry competed in and coached the Elks ritual competition, where he won many awards including National Ritual Champion in the Loyal Knight position in Houston, Texas in 1984. Harry loved hunting, fishing, golf, and most of all, his family. Harry is predeceased by his parents, his three sisters, and his beloved daughter-in-law Tammy. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ellen of 61 years, and his four children, William of Saco, Leslie and her husband Anthony of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Michael and his wife Allison of Saco, and John and his wife Jessica of Saco. Harry is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Katrina, Travis, Erica, Kassandra, Ashley, Christina, Claudia, Hayley, Maddison, Lauren, and Lydia, and 6 great grandchildren, Connor, Remi, Anthony, Rylie, Leah, and Beckett. Visiting hours will be from 4-7PM Thursday, February 22, 2024 and from 12-1PM Friday, February 23, 2024, at Cote Funeral Home Chapel, 87 James Street, Saco. The funeral service will follow the same day Friday at 1PM. Burial after the service will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Biddeford, followed by a reception at Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge, 68 Ocean Park Road, Saco. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Harry J. Desjardins, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Joyce Mae Richards

Oct 21, 1940 - Feb 15, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Scarborough- Joyce “Ma” Mae Richards, 83, passed away on February 15, 2024. The daughter of Guy and Dorothy (Emery) Hawes she was born in Carmel ME on October 21, 1940. She attended local schools and graduated from Carmel High School. She met and married David Richards and they had three children. They moved to Portland and had another daughter. After raising their children she trained to become a Certified Nurses’ Assistant, and worked at the Jewish Home, and then Seaside Nursing Home. She and David, decided to purchase the Tory Hill Café and ran it for several years. Still wanting to work she started working at the Dollar Tree until she retired at the age of seventy-five. She enjoyed playing board and card games with family. She was very competitive especially in Skip-Bo and Yahtzee. She also enjoyed doing puzzles in her free time. She never missed a Celtics game, and was a loyal fan sporting team attire. She was predeceased by her husband Dave of over 60 years, her daughter Pam, her beloved dog Sally, and many of her siblings. She is survived by her son David of Scarborough, her daughter Patty of Portland, son-in-law Thom of South Portland and daughter Tammy of Portland, her grandchildren Vanessa, Chelsea, Miles, Paris, Joey and Bella, and great grandchildren, Maleyah, Kai, Lavani, Audriana, and Kingston. She is also survived by her brother Guy Hawes Jr. and his wife Naomi, and her sister Janet Hawes. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 4-6 PM at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland.

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Patricia Marie Phillips Dailey

Dec 07, 1950 - Feb 11, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Patricia (Pat) Marie Phillips Dailey took her last earthly breath at Gosnell Hospice House on February 11, 2024, surrounded by her beloved husband and dear friends who are family. She was 73.Pat was born on December 7, 1950, in Royal Oaks, Michigan. She met her future husband, “Moose,” during a trip to visit friends in West Virginia. They were married on August 19, 1978, in Beckley, West Virginia.Pat and Moose moved to Maine in the summer of 1983 to be a part of Hosanna Christian Fellowship (now Seacoast Chapel). She held several jobs throughout her career, including working at the post office, in retail, in daycare, and as a photo developer.Pat was deeply committed to her faith and was an active member of Hosanna Christian Fellowship for many years before becoming part of the community at Saltwater Vineyard, where she sang on the worship team, participated in women’s groups, helped organize and lead vintage worship nights, and coordinated outreach events. She loved singing and worshipping, creating art - especially watercolors and calligraphy, and was an excellent cook. She was a dear friend to many people and had a heart full of love.Pat is survived by her husband, Vermal “Moose” Dailey, a nephew, Kevin Phillips, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ross and Eileen Phillips, and her brother, Michael James Phillips.A celebration of Pat’s life will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, at Saltwater Vineyard Church, 40 Main Street, Building 13, Unit 240 in Biddeford (in the Pepperell Mill, up the stairs from the Garden Bar). She will be interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery during a private ceremony.In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  

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Harry G. Pierson, Jr.

Jun 21, 1922 - Jan 29, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Harry G. Pierson, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Scarborough, Maine on January 29, 2024. He was 101 years young. He was the son of the late Harry G. and Helen A. (Winberg) Pierson, Sr. of Brockton, Massachusetts.Harry was a graduate of Brockton High School and graduated from an apprentice machinist program at the Fore River Shipyard before enlisting and proudly serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He was recently honored with the Merchant Mariners of WWII Congressional Gold Medal for his service. He had a long career as a mechanical design engineer concentrating in the steam power, petroleum and pulp and paper industries. In his retirement years he became an inventor holding two patents. One, for a tanker conversion vessel for cleaning up large oil spills, the Sea Clean Oil Recovery Vessel (SCOR-V) and one, for an automated cat box, winning recognition at the Boston Science Museum Inventor’s Convention. He published a book about his years of service in the U.S. Merchant Marine, ‘U.S. Merchant Mariner’s World War II Diary: A Small Window of Tens of Thousands’. Harry was a man of faith and a lifetime member of the Swedish Covenant Church. He enjoyed sailing the boat he built, “DiMar”, for many years in Buzzards Bay and at 81, Harry designed and built their home with the help of his wife, Louise in Jaffrey, New Hampshire where they lived for many happy years before moving to Maine.Harry is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Louise (Marshall) Pierson of Scarborough, Maine; his daughters, Diane Post and her husband Robert of Scarborough, Maine and Rebecca Pierson of Reading, Massachusetts, and his daughter-in-law, Robin (Corriea) Pierson Keating of Cataumet, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Max Post of Denver, Colorado, Zachary Petrin, Jacob Petrin and Meghan Petrin of Reading, Massachusetts; and his sister, Lois Abromowich of South Portland, Maine. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth (Nelson) Pierson of Brockton, Massachusetts and his son, Mark Pierson of Plymouth, Massachusetts; and his siblings Howard Pierson of Brockton, Massachusetts, Phyllis Bystrom and her husband Robert of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, his brother, Richard “Pete” Pierson and his wife Toddy of Venice, Florida and his brother-in-law, Tony Abromowich of Englewood, Florida.Harry will be laid to rest at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made in Harry’s remembrance to the Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society.

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Myrick Tyler Cross

Apr 09, 1943 - Feb 10, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Revered Doctor Myrick Tyler Cross, 80, died on Feb 10, 2024, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine. He was born on April 9, 1943, the son of Stephen and Hazel Cross. Myrick is survived by two daughters, Katherine Noel Cross and Carrie Elizabeth Cross, and her husband David Choi, and two grandchildren Tristan Cross Choi and Acadia Cross Choi. Myrick grew up on a dairy farm in Central Maine, in a town called Freedom. He graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Political Science in 1965. He received his Doctorate in Education Administration from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana. He served in the U.S. Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He has touched the lives of many throughout his career. He was the Principal of Greely High School, Cumberland, Maine, from 1971 to 1973. He served as the Director of Educational Services for Off-Reservation Native Americans in Aroostook County from 1974 to 1978. In the early 1980s, Myrick was called to the ministry and attended General Theology Seminary in New York City. From 1981 to 1983 he lived in Chelsea, New York City, with his wife Amy Cross and two daughters. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the Seminary in 1983. From there, he returned to Maine to serve as Rector of Christ Church in Biddeford, Maine until 1986. He served as Associate Rector in the Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore, Maryland from 1986 to 1989; Rector of the Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole, Massachusetts from 1989 to 2001. He was the Rector of Saint Francis, Blue Hill, Maine, from 2001 to 2003. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Canon Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio. This was his last full-time ministry before retirement. He continued his ministry as Priest-in-Charge at St. Patrick's, Brewer, Maine until his second retirement in 2022. Myrick loved beauty in nature, in people, and in the things that people created. He was a poet, a visual artist, and a thespian. He was gifted at including and engaging with people and seeing God in them. He graciously invited them into the flow of the Spirit of God’s love. He nurtured communities wherever he went. Relatives and friends are welcome to the Wake, which will be held in the family tradition, at Springvale Farm, 52 Pleasant Street, Freedom, ME, on 2/23/24, Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Refreshments will be served and a potluck welcome. On Saturday, 2/24/24, the day after the Wake, the funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at Mt. View High School, in the Clifford Performing Arts Center, 577 Mt. View Rd. Thorndike, ME 04986. The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown, the Episcopal Bishop of Maine, will officiate. This celebration of Rick’s life will be an expression of his joy, passion for creativity, and love of God. The family invites relatives and friends to gather after the service in the Mt. View High School cafeteria for refreshments and to share conversation and stories about Myrick. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Freedom, Maine later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Myrick in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Freedom Community Historical Society in renovating Keen Hall -- Myrick's passion project over the last 12 years. Memorial gifts can be sent: • via mail to: Freedom Community Historical Society, P.O. 52 Freedom, ME 04941. • online at: freedomhistory.org/Freedom-Historical-Society-Donate.php and click yellow "Donate" button. Freedom Community Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Raymond N. Cote

Nov 02, 1949 - Feb 12, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Raymond N. Cote, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on February 12, 2024, at the age of 74 at the Gosnell House. Born on November 2, 1949, Raymond led a life marked by dedication, passion, and love for his family, friends, and interests. Raymond's journey through life began alongside his loving family, marrying Susan, on June 20, 1970. They were proud of the life and family they created until her passing on April 15, 2017. He was also predeceased by his mother, Rita, and brother, Richard. His legacy continues through his children, Kevin Cote and wife Nikki of Arundel, Brian Cote and wife Nicole of Biddeford, and Amy Stephens and husband Craig of Saco. Raymond took immense joy in his role as a grandfather to Ethan, Brendan, Brady, Lucas, Austin, and Lindsey, cherishing every moment spent with them. He is also survived by his siblings, Robert Cote and wife Mona, Cathy Labonte and husband Norman, and Paulette Cote, who together shared countless memories of love and laughter. Raymond's life was filled with diverse interests and talents. An avid bowler, he also found joy in fishing at Mousam Lake. His allegiance to the Green Bay Packers was unwavering, as was his love-hate relationship with the Red Sox. Raymond was a man of many skills, enjoying fixing and building things, a testament to his intelligent and handy nature. He also shared special moments with his late father-in-law, Simeon Fontaine, cherishing their time together.Beyond his hobbies of casino visits, reading, and gardening, Raymond was a hardworking individual who dedicated 47 years to General Dynamics, formerly Maremont. His work ethic and intelligence left a lasting impression on all who knew him. As we remember Raymond, we reflect on a life well-lived, marked by his love for attending his grandchildren's activities, his passion for his hobbies, and his unwavering commitment to his family. He will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of those he touched. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St, Biddeford, ME  04005.  A Funeral Outside of Mass bill be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 11:00 am at Hope Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Gosnell House in Scarborough in his memory.

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J. David Madigan

Jan 10, 1940 - Feb 11, 2024

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Scarborough, ME

Portland- J. David Madigan, 84, passed away February 11, 2024 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. David was born on January 10, 1940 in Portland, son of the late Dr. John S. and Alice (Greene) A. Madigan. David was a lifelong resident of southern Maine. He was raised in Cape Elizabeth and graduated in 1958 as salutatorian of Cheverus High School. He went on to graduate from Boston College in 1962. He served as a Maryknoll missionary after college in Jamacia and returned to the Boston area to teach high school. David married Jean Theriault in 1967. They lived in Scarborough and Topsham, raising 4 daughters. He was a devoted Catholic and spent many years in service to his parish in Brunswick. David was part of a new program introduced in the early 1960’s called Head Start. He and his wife taught in the Portland area during the initial launch of the program. He went into the insurance business in 1969 and spent years as a highly successful agent with New York Life. He later launched a successful insurance company bearing his name. David was a proud alumnus of Boston College and cheered on the Eagles in every sport. He had a lifelong allegiance to the New York Yankees; he travelled many times to Yankee Stadium and if the Yankees were on TV you knew he was home watching. An avid sportsman he was a professional fly casting instructor and his favorite places to fish were the mouth of the Kennebec or off the rocks in many secret spots along Cape Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Madigan Dinan and Judith A. Madigan. His surviving siblings include Rev. Daniel Madigan of Helena MT, Joan Casey of Clayton NC, Dr. Stephen Madigan of Falmouth and Peter Madigan of Alexandria, VA. David took great pride in his four daughters, Dr. Laura Madigan-McCown, Maureen Parga, Katherine Hyslop, and Aimee Hart. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Adam, Alexandra, Andrew, Katherine, Ryan, Marielle, Colton, Sean, Toby, and Leeroy. The family will receive visitors from 4-7pm on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception 307 Congress Street, Portland.

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