John Brigan

John Brigan


                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 visit


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