BELGRADE – Reginald Joseph Gagnon passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Oak Grove Center in Waterville at the age of 88, after a long illness.
Reggie was born in Winslow, schooled in Waterville, and after working a short time at the old H of W mill, he enlisted in the Air Force. Reggie went to many interesting places during his military career; none more interesting than Korea and Ton Sen Nuit AFB, Saigon Vietnam during the Tet Offense in 1968.
Reggie retired from the USAF in 1973. He accepted a job with Keyes Fiber, which he remained at for 17 years. He also was in the police department in Winslow for ten years (1973-83). He also worked at Scott before transferring to Sappi where he retired for good. Reggie loved to hunt, bowl, play cribbage and go to the off track.
Reggie was predeceased by his wife Angelina; his parents Gideon and Anna Gagnon; sister Madeleine DeRaps, brothers Harvey and Raymond and twin brother Donald.
Reggie is survived by his children, Regina Gagnon of West Gardiner, Gary Gagnon of Mechanic Falls, Donna Leo and husband Corey of Smithfield, and Brian Calahan and wife Leese of Winslow. He is also survived by stepdaughter Ricia Cain and husband Jason, his stepson Zakari Whittier and partner Amy of Waterville. Reggie also had 10 grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends.
There will be a private memorial for the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street Waterville, ME 04901. http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Reggie’s name to: the Parkinson’s Foundation at parkinson.org