Dan Joseph Managan print


Dan Joseph Managan
August 3, 1947
May 16, 2016


    Fryeburg – Dan Joseph Managan, 68, of Bridgton ran out of time while battling cancer on May 28, 2016. Born on August 3, 1947 to William Dan (Jiggs) & Catherine Elizabeth (Kit) (Reynolds)Managan, Dan spent his childhood growing up in Bellows Falls, VT.
    Dan graduated from St. Charles School and from Bellow Falls High School in 1965. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Drum & Bugle Corp. After graduating high school, Dan attended Bentley College for a year before enlisting in the Army. After spending 3 years in the Army, with a year in Vietnam, Dan went to work for 1st National Stores. He was a dedicated employee for 17 years and was often transferred around. Eventually Dan found himself in Maine where he began his career in Police Dispatching for the Town of Bridgton. He loved the community and his career as a dispatcher as much as the police department and citizens loved him. Always swinging by the Big Apple before and sometimes after shift for a coffee and to say hello to whomever was working. While working at the police department, Dan met and married the love of his life, Susan L. (Stevens) Managan on September 15, 2001. After 25 years, Dan retired from the Bridgton Police Department.
    Retirement didn’t mean that Dan was slowing down. Instead he found himself attending more soccer and basketball games and going to scout outings with grandsons, Riley and Tyler Neal, who he and Sue were raising.
    Dan was never one to ask for anything, but his kindness, generosity and commitment to community showed in his final days when nurses, former police department co-workers and other friends would visit him by his bedside. He called each and every one of them by name and was grateful for their visit.
Dan will be missed by his loving family and his adoring community. He was predeceased by his wife, Susan L. Managan on May 6, 2015.
    Surviving are his brother James Managan and life partner Carol Hanson of Springfield,VT, sister Teri Bard and Bob of West Oneonta, NY, step-daughter Kathy Ferland and husband Andrew of Melvin Village, NH, step-sons Richard Thompson and soul-mate Jamie Arcand of Naples, Maine, and David Neal Jr. and wife Megan of Bridgton, Maine.
    Dan is also survived by 5 nieces and nephews, as well as grandchildren, Molly, Jacob, Lillian, and Gabrielle Ferland, Breanna and Ricky Thompson, LeeAnne O’Brien, and Riley, Tyler, Connor, and Tiana Neal.
    Dan’s family would like to thank the Bridgton Police Department, the nurses of Bridgton Hospital and Fryeburg Health Care for their wonderful and loving care in the last few months of his life.
    To celebrate Dan’s life, calling hours will be held on Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Hall Funeral Home 165 Quaker Ridge Road Casco, Maine. The funeral mass will be on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 11 am at the St. Joseph Parish 225 South High Street Bridgton, Maine. The burial will be held directly after the funeral.


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