SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Alfred H. Daignault, 79, died on Dec. 14, 2005, at Saratoga Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Ellenburg, N.Y., the son of the late Joseph and Regina (Bessette) Daignault.
Alfred was a machinist for General Electric in Schenectady from 1948 until he retired in 1986. Alfred was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1944 to 1946. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and running and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Ballston Spa.
Alfred was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Elaine Daignault, who died in 1967; his brothers, Ralph, Paul, Harold, Emery, Maurice and Floyd Daignault; his sisters, Ida LaFrancis (Amos) and Pauline Booth (Harold); and brother-in-law, Orlando Bessey.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ramona (Boyea) Daignault; three sons, Floyd Daignault (Diane) of Scotia, Peter Daignault of Whitehall and Joseph A. Daignault (Debi) of Corinth, N.Y.; two daughters, Susanne Vanderbogart (Michael) of Lakeridge, Va., and Jennifer Collier (Eric) of Salem, N.Y.; a sister, Irene Bessey of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Jeffrey Daignault, Cherie Plummer and her husband Warren, Aren and Lee Anne Vanderbogart, Joseph M. and Ryan Daignault and Matthew Collier; great-grandchildren, Madelynn and Adam Plummer; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mevec Funeral Home, 224 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Services will be held on Monday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at Mevec Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Milton Avenue. Pallbearers will be Joseph M. and Ryan Daignault, Michael Vanderbogart, Eric Collier, Joseph LeFebvre and James Carlson. Burial with military honors will be at Saratoga National Cemetery.