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Rita R. (Plante) McGuigan

October 24, 1931 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 87)


West Bath- Rita R. McGuigan, 87 of Old Farm Road died, Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her residence.

     She was born in Lewiston on October 24, 1931, a daughter of Amedee E. and Yvonne B. (Tardif) Plante.

     On May 30, 1952 she married Hugh E. McGuigan.  She was employed at Lewiston mills and shoe shops, and Bath Iron Works Paint Department, retiring in 1994.

     She was a member of the Bath Area Senior Citizens, the Coasters and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bath.

     She enjoyed gardening, traveling and volunteering at the Bath Area Senior Citizens and Coasters.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh E. McGuigan (2006), her daughter, Elaine S. Jacobs (2014), and one brother, Marcel Plante (1929).

     She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen A. Perry (Keith), of West Bath; one son, Edward M. McGuigan, of Bath; one sister, Rolande Simoneau (Robert) of Lewiston; one sister-in-law, Arline Hicks, of Aransas Pass, TX; as well as four granddaughters, one great grandson, six nieces and nephews, and many cousins in Canada. 

    At Mrs. McGuigan’s request, there will be no visiting hours. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Area Senior Citizens, 45 Floral Street, Bath, 04530. The family wishes to thank Mid Coast Hospital and CHANS/Hospice for their care. 

    Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.  Condolences may be made online at

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