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Daniel Arthur Bigley
February 17, 1943 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Freeport - Daniel A. Bigley, 80, died at home on Thursday, October 12, 2023 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Augusta on February 17, 1943, a son of Eileen (Baird) Bigley.
He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1961 where he participated in athletics and was co-captain of the football team in 1960.
During a 38-year career in education, interrupted by military service, he was employed by the school departments in Damariscotta, Bristol, Freeport and Augusta.
Inducted into the Army in 1968, he completed Advanced Infantry Training at Ford Ord, California, followed by Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant. After a 31-month tour of duty he returned to civilian life and resumed his education career.
He was predeceased by his mother, Eileen and her husband James Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Zoe Graves Bigley of Freeport, two sons, Geoffrey and his wife Holly and granddaughter Brooke, of Navesink, NJ, Gregory and his wife Cathryn and granddaughter, Vika of Freeport, three brothers, Joe Johnson and his wife Robin of Waterville, and John Johnson of Winthrop and Charlie Johnson of Wisconsin, one sister, Virginia Stanhope and her husband Gerry of Hallowell, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the church fellowship hall. Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com