VERGENNES-John Brigan, 86,
joined his daughter Susan in Heaven, on January 17, 2019. He was born in Lowell, Mass on August 7,
1932, and the son of Anna Brigan (Valish).
John graduated from Vergennes
High School in 1949. He worked for
Simmonds Precision in Vergennes, for 34 years.
John and his wife Nancy lived almost their entire life in
Vergennes. During retirement they lived
in Inverness, FL for 5 years.
In 1954, John
married Nancy Clark. They were married
for 64 years.
John is survived by his wife
Nancy, of 64 years. His five children;
Cindy and Gene LeBeau, John and Maritza Brigan, Laurie and Mel Hawley, Tom and
Lynn Brigan, Bob Brigan and his partner Laurie Ross. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan
Muniz. He was predeceased by Duveen
Chapman. Ten great-grandchildren, eleven
grandchildren and twenty-five nieces and nephews. And his loyal cat Tiger.
John and Nancy loved boating and
camping. John was one of the original
volunteers for the Vergennes Rescue Squad.
John was an avid reader and enjoyed history. John was a tool maker at Simmonds for many
years, and took a lot of pride in his profession. John was the king of one-liners, right up to
the end. On the day he died, the nurse
in the hospital asked "how are you doing John", he replied
"still above ground"!
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday, January 19, 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Vergennes, Vt.
In lieu of
flowers, please send donations to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad; 106 Panton
Rd, Vergennes, Vermont 05491. To send online condolences to his family please