Amanda Daigle Obituary
On the somber day of Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Rose Monahan Hospice House, we bid farewell to Amanda Jane Daigle, a beloved Groton, Massachusetts native and a dedicated fourth-grade educator within the Acton-Boxborough school district. She valiantly battled pancreatic cancer until her final moments, and she departed this world at the age of 43.
The departure of Amanda Daigle has created a profound void within our tight-knit community, evoking a natural surge of sorrow and a spectrum of emotions during this trying period. It is incumbent upon us to stand together, sharing cherished memories and deriving comfort from the collective connection woven by the indelible legacy of Amanda Daigle. Together, we shall find solace and strength by commemorating her remarkable life.
Visiting hours are scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, located at 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. The funeral service will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA. Burial arrangements will be conducted privately at a later date. In lieu of floral tributes, we kindly invite contributions to The Daigle Children Education Fund. Please direct your donations to Ste. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, 581 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, Attention: Branch Manager.
Who Was Amanda Daigle? What happened to Amanda Daigle?
Amanda Jane Daigle’s journey began in Lowell, Massachusetts, where she was born to loving parents John and Deborah (Krawczyk) Guthrie. She was not only a cherished daughter but also a beloved sister to her two brothers, Ryan and Christopher Guthrie. In 1998, Bishop Guertin recognized her academic achievements and awarded her a high school diploma.
Amanda’s pursuit of knowledge led her to Quinnipiac University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Her thirst for education didn’t stop there; she continued her academic journey at Merrimack College, earning a master’s degree.
Amanda’s professional path eventually brought her to the Acton-Boxborough school system, where she passionately served as a fourth-grade teacher. Her previous experience at the Norman E. Day School in Westford Public Schools highlighted her dedication to shaping young minds. Amanda’s impact on her students was profound, characterized by her kind and composed demeanor and unwavering commitment to each child who graced her classroom.
As we reflect on Amanda’s life, we find it difficult to put into words the depth of our grief for her loss. We join her family and friends in mourning this profound loss, and we offer our heartfelt condolences.
We invite you to share your condolences and prayers for Amanda’s family and friends during this challenging time.
Amanda Jane (Guthrie) Daigle, at the age of 43, departed from this world on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Rose Monahan Hospice House after displaying remarkable courage in her battle against pancreatic cancer.
Amanda was born in Lowell, MA, to John and Deborah (Krawczyk) Guthrie. She was not only their daughter but also a beacon of love and kindness.
In 2007, Amanda tied the knot with the love of her life, John Daigle. They recently celebrated their sixteenth wedding anniversary on August 11th. Their enduring commitment to each other embodied the vow “…in sickness and in health.” Their love was truly unparalleled.
Amanda’s educational journey began at Bishop Guertin High School in 1998. She pursued higher education at Quinnipiac University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Her passion for learning led her to Merrimack College, where she achieved a Master’s Degree in Education.
In her most recent role, Amanda served as a fourth-grade teacher in the Acton-Boxborough school system. Her previous position at the Norman E. Day School in Westford Public Schools was a testament to her dedication to nurturing the minds of children. Amanda’s greatest joy came from her three cherished children: Molly “Moll,” Chloe “Chlo-Chlo,” and Matthew “Matty.” Her dedication as a mother knew no bounds. She was always present, supporting and cheering for her children in every endeavor. Her inner and outer beauty lives on through them.
Amanda possessed a smile that could brighten any room, and her laughter was infectious. When Amanda laughed, it felt like the whole world was laughing with her.
Amanda had a deep love for the outdoors, whether it was skiing in New Hampshire with her family, enjoying sunny days by the ocean at their home in York Beach, or embarking on nature walks with John and the kids. Yoga and music were also close to her heart and provided solace during her valiant two-year battle.
In addition to her husband, parents, and children, Amanda is survived by her two brothers, Christopher Guthrie and Ryan Guthrie, along with Ryan’s wife, Christi, all of Dracut. She was adored by her mother and father-in-law, Charles and Louise Daigle of Dracut, and her sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Nutile and her husband Alfred of Lowell, and Katherine Middlemiss and her husband Scott of Dracut. Amanda leaves behind eight nieces and nephews: Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Lily, Mack, Michael, Jack, and Grace. Countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also hold her dear in their hearts.
Amanda was preceded in death by her lifelong best friend, Jamie Quealey Gumb.