MILO – Neil “Bud” Eugene Daggett Jr. died peacefully Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at home after a brief illness. Born June 22, 1925, in Pittsburgh, son of the late, Ruth (Little) Daggett and Neil Daggett Sr.
After attending Milo schools in the 1940s, Bud graduated from high school at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, and was later made an honorary member of Milo High School Alumni Association. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. When Bud graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, he returned to Milo and opened Daggett’s Pharmacy in June 1950. He retired in his mid-80s as the oldest Maine licensed pharmacist. The community of Milo will remember Bud for his generosity and helpful advice. Bud supported the community bowling league and youth basketball for many years. He belonged to Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41, was master Mason of Piscataquis Lodge No. 44 of Free Masonry for 57 years, was a former member of Milo School Board, served on the board of directors for Senior Citizens Housing for Pleasant Park and Garden Apartments, was a faithful choir member of Park Street United Methodist Church, Milo, and attended St. Johns Episcopal Church, Brownville Junction. Bud had a passion for flying and is well known for his numerous “loopty-loops” through the town of Milo in his airplane.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Glenda (Cowing) Daggett. Survivors include his beloved companion, Patricia Ricker of Milo; sister, Ellen Youlden of Walpole, Mass.; daughters, Kathryn R. Gorski of Greenwood, Ind., Deborah Black of Brownville, Gloria Severance and husband, Ray, of Milo, and Karen Merchant and husband, John, of New Hampshire; son, Peter Daggett and wife, Darah, of California; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The Daggett family expresses their sincere thanks to hospice caregivers, Ardie, Bridgett and Jeannette.
Per his wishes, there will be no funeral, however, there will be a time of remembrance and celebration of life to be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Bud’s memory may be made to Community Health and Counseling Services Home Health and Hospice Services, 14 Summer St., Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426; CancerCare of Maine, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402; or any local charity of the donor’s choice.
To Grampy and Dad,
A role model who was never far from our hearts. Memories that will be treasured always. Your children and grandchildren