Daniel P. McGonagle, 90, of Kennebunk, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born on November 14, 1929 in Everett, MA, to parents Patrick and Delia (Connelly) McGonagle. He was educated in Portland and Yarmouth public schools, and following his graduation from Portland Highschool in 1949, he attended Portland Jr. College. He worked a short time with Sears Roebuck in Portland before serving his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. Following his service, he worked for the Portland Press Herald.
On February 4, 1959, Daniel married the love of his life, Jackie Valliere, at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. He then worked as a telephone lineman for 30 years with New England Telephone Company, retiring in 1983. Daniel was a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed doing woodworking, golfing, and shopping for antiques.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie McGonagle of Biddeford, son Jody McGonagle of Biddeford, daughter Lee Ann McGonagle of Pittsfield, MA, two brothers; William McGonagle of North Yarmouth, ME, and Henry McGonagle and wife Donna of Weston, VT, two sisters; Mary Marello and husband James of Gaithersburg, MD, and Barbara Christianson of Shawnee Misseou, KS, three grandchildren, Myles McGonagle of San Diego, CA, Adam McGonagle serving with the US Navy in Atsugi, Japan and Maureen McGonagle of Biddeford.
He was predeceased by his sister Ann Morrill, and his son Patrick McGonagle. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, with a funeral service beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough ME 04074