O'Neil H. Gagnon, Jr.
November 2, 1947 - July 7, 2018
At Mr. Gagnon's request, all services will be private.
O’Neil H. Gagnon Jr., of Dayton, died July 7, 2018 passed away unexpectedly at home.
He was born on November 2, 1947 in Saint Leonard Madawaska, New Brunswick Canada, the son of O’Neil and Genevieve (Akerley) Gagnon.
O’Neil learned early on the value of hard work and worked many years at the Pepperell Mill in Biddeford.
It was not uncommon to see O’Neil with his dog Coco, sitting by the fire enjoying the tranquility of his country home listening to Johnny Cash or Elvis Presley.
For O’Neil there was nothing better than passing time with his friends and family, playing cards or horseshoes, it can be said that he was not afraid of “taking your money” if you played against him and lost.
From O’Neil’s example, David and Duane both learned the value of a strong work ethic and were very caring and loving towards their father, especially after the loss of his wife, Joyce.
An avid outdoors man he enjoyed ice fishing in the cold winter months, but as the warmer weather approached, O’Neil could be found hosting cookouts, sitting and talking with family and dear friends, enjoying his twin granddaughters, Misty and Kristy, whom he cherished, and his niece, Vickey Staples.
A generous man, O’Neil was always willing to lend a hand to others.
He enjoyed many pleasures during his life; floating in the back-yard pool with the love of his life Joyce, He enjoyed painting with Paul Sheltra, watching old movies, especially Westerns, sitting down to a traditional Maine clambake and like many Maine residents, watching the snow melt in the Spring.
He loved his family and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
He was predeceased by his one true love, Joyce.
O’Neil is lovingly survived by his two sons, David and Duane Gagnon; his sister, Phyllis Gagnon and his two daughters-in-law, Lisa Buzynski and Martha Taylor; in addition to twin granddaughters, Misty and Kristy Coleman; his grandson, David James Gagnon; as well as his special niece, Vickey Staples.
At Mr. Gagnon’s request, all services will be private.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.