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Vivian L. (Daigle) Daigle

November 9, 1943 ~ November 21, 2021 (age 78)


Vivian L. Daigle, 78, of Wilbraham, MA, was carried home to paradise on November 21, 2021, by the angels who stood guard over her during her many long years living with dementia. Vivian was born and raised in Woonsocket, RI, one of eleven children born to Joseph and Annette Daigle. Six of her siblings predeceased her: Lucille Drainville, Homer Daigle, Lucienne Marks, Eugene Daigle and two who died during childhood: Suzanne and Lorraine. Four of her siblings have survived her: Pauline Fortier of Hyannis, MA; Lillian Sirocco of Woonsocket, RI;  Yvonne Piette and Constance St. Germain of North Smithfield, RI and a sister-in-law Julie Daigle of Woonsocket, RI. Vivian was the proud mother of Deborah (Nolan) Piggott of East Longmeadow, MA and Katherine Anne Piggott of Woonsocket, RI, and found great comfort in coming to know her son, Todd Hargraves of Warwick, RI, whom she had given up for adoption at his birth. Vivian moved to Western Massachusetts with her girls in 1980 to begin a life with Patricia M. O’Connell. When the marital laws changed in 2004, Vivian and Pat honored their life-long commitment with marital vows on May 28, 2005, on what was the twenty-fifth anniversary of their relationship. Vivian’s best friend, Patricia Cox, of Phoenix, Arizona, was the officiant for their ceremony. Their marriage added Pat’s seventeen siblings and their spouses to those who now are mourning her death, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of their relationship. Vivian’s employment in Western Massachusetts included: the Military Entrance & Processing Station in Springfield, MA; MassMutual; WGBY; and the City of West Springfield. Vivian was a member of Christ the King-Epiphany Church in Wilbraham. Those who are able, and so inclined, are invited to join Vivian’s family on December 11, 2021, at 1:00 PM for an Episcopal funeral Mass for Vivian at Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA, where Vivian will be inurned within the Cathedral Columbarium. Masks are a requirement for services within the Cathedral. The family is grateful to the Wilbraham Funeral Home for their assistance, to Baystate Home & Hospice, and to Carol Barnes and Christine George for all the extra love and support they provided during Vivian’s illness. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Vivian’s name to either Baystate Home & Hospice, 50 Maple Street,  Springfield, MA 01103 or Human to Human, 37 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103.



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Funeral Service
December 11, 2021

1:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
35 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01103

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