1929 – 2020
Putnam – Janine Daigle, age 91, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She brought light and love to everyplace that she entered.
She was born on December 11, 1929 to her beloved parents in New Brunswick, Canada. She married the love of her life, Gerald Daigle, in September of 1951 who preceded her in death in 2018. Together they celebrated over 66 years of marriage and built a life and family together.
Janine was a devoted wife and mother first and foremost. She dedicated her life to raising her children and creating a loving family. The role of Memere and Grand-Memere was one that she cherished. She was a skilled seamstress and will be most 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 throughout her life.
Janine is survived by her loving children: Gerald (Ginnie) Daigle of Pomfret, CT, Janot (Dianne) Daigle of Stuart, FL, Lise Goulet of Putnam, CT, and Jacques Daigle of Fort Pierce, FL. She was a doting Memere to Melanie, Heather, Elizabeth, Ashley, Bobby and Jerrilynn and a loving Grand-Memere to her 9 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by her siblings Louis-Guy Desjardins, Rosanne Desjardins and many nieces and nephews. 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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her memorial service will be held on September 15, 2021, in honor of Gerald and Janine’s anniversary. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.