Philip Tanguay, 73

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Philip Tanguay

WESTBROOK — Philip Tanguay, 73, of Westbrook, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Westbrook, the son of Albert and Anna (Richards) Tanguay. He attended Westbrook schools and Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. Phil served in U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He worked for WF Blake, Dixon Bros., Dodge Oil and the Maine Turnpike Authority for many years before retiring.

Phil married Ida (Brown) in 1963, and just celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 21. He enjoyed his family and all our gatherings, as well as tending to farm animals, gardening, fishing, boating, ice fishing and attending fairs. He also enjoyed his visits to the casinos. He loved his family and friends dearly and would give generously of himself to anyone in need. Phil was a hard-working man and a great provider for his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Leo, Maurice and Richard Tanguay; and sisters, Theresa Mondor, Annette Ledoux and Irene Trepanier.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Tanguay of Westbrook; daughter Debra Tanguay Larson of Buxton; son James Tanguay of Raymond; daughter Cynthia Smith of Gorham; son Jeffrey Tanguay of Gorham; a brother, Henry Tanguay of Gray; sisters, Yvette Girourd of Westbrook, Rita Tardiff of Gorham, Constance Baillargeon of Westbrook and Margeret Palmer of Gorham; his 12 grandchildren as well as his only godson and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Sunday at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Westbrook at 10 a.m. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to American Diabetes Association.

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