Dan J. Managan, 68

Dan Joseph Managan, 68, of Bridgton passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 after a battle with cancer.

Born on Aug. 3, 1947 to William Dan (Jiggs) and 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 three years in the Army with a year in Vietnam, Dan went to work for First 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. Dan always stopped by the Big Apple before and sometimes after a shift for a coffee and to say “hello” to whoever was working.

While working at the police department, Dan met and married the love of his life, Susan L. (Stevens) Managan on Sept. 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 coworkers 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 of Springfield, Vt.; sister, Teri Bard of West Oneonta, N.Y.; step-daughter, Kathy Ferland of Melvin Village, N.H.; stepsons Richard Thompson of Naples and David Neal Jr. of Bridgton; five nieces and nephews, as well as 11 grandchildren.

Calling hours were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton. Burial will be held directly after the funeral service. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhome.net

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