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Sally A. Daigle, beloved wife of the late Alban J. Daigle and proud mother, grandmother, & great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 after a brief illness. She was 87 years old.
She was born in Revere to the late Francis and Sarah (Quinn) Mason. She lived there until junior high before moving to Lynn. She was a proud alumna of Lynn English High School, Class of 1948 and always enjoying seeing her former classmates at class reunions.
She married the love of her life, Al on April 20th, 1952, and soon found her calling as a mother. Her pride and joy became her five children, and later 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She loved being “Gram” and “Great Gram” and was the best around.
She was determined and fiercely independent, even getting her license at the age of 62.
While she didn’t enjoy being the center of attention she was always the center of her family. She was fun to be around with her quick wit, magnetic personality and funny sense of humor – always making those around her laugh. She loved watching her game shows Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Family Feud and was a wiz at crossword puzzles.
But her favorite times were when she had all of her family surrounding her, no matter the occasion. She often would sit back to take it all in, just observing everyone together always smiling from ear to ear because ‘that’ was all because of her. She particularly loved the holidays mostly because it often was the excuse that brought the family together. She always put together ‘goody-bags’ with fun little toys and candy for each of the kids – and any friends they brought with them. Besides holidays, she enjoyed celebrating everyone’s birthdays. She started the tradition of calling and singing “Happy Birthday”, which everyone looked forward to because it always put a smile on their face.

She will be lovingly missed but forever remain in the hearts of the family she made. She is survived by her children, Cynthia and Jack Webster of Peabody, Sally and Ken Velardi of Salem; Jay and Debbie Daigle of Salem, Denis and Allison Daigle of Mashpee, and Terry and Wendy Daigle of Lynn. Her grandchildren: Heather and John Pidgeon of Peabody, Craig Velardi of Salem and Sara Velardi of Boston; Jason, Jacqueline and Brad Daigle of Salem; Kelly & Troy Mailloux of Florida; Kimberly and Kathryn Daigle of Mashpee; Patrick Daigle of Peabody and Amy and Amanda Daigle of Lynn; last but not least her four great-grandchildren that she loved so much Kyleigh and John “JJ” Pidgeon of Peabody and Hunter and Samantha Mailloux of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Drolet and brother, Robert Mason.
Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. Her funeral will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 140 Lynn Street in Peabody. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston Street in Lynn. Donations are requested to: the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Please visit www.cuffemcginn.com for directions, or to sign the on-line guest book.
Published on  March 31, 2017
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