FRANKLIN, W.Va. - Thomas Austin Nagle, 80, died Jan. 19, 2013. He was born in Boston.
He left school at the age of 15 and traveled to Colorado, where he worked on a cattle ranch and supported himself. His next adventure found him back east in Maine employed at a logging camp near the Canadian border. In 1950 Tom joined the U.S. Air Force
's 9th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Taegu during the Korean War. After his military service, Tom worked in the insurance industry and in 1971 started his own financial services firm in Bangor. His favorite summer pastime was boating and cruising the coast of Maine. After 25 years of self-employment he retired to Florida, and then moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., for several years. He will be fondly remembered by many friends in Bangor and Chattanooga, Tenn. Tom strove to live usefully and walk humbly under God. He was a friend of Bill W.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Shirley Fournier Nagle of Franklin, W.Va.; and three daughters, Diane Nagle and her husband, Craig Humbert, of Winterport, Lydia Jardine and her husband, Alan, of Vallejo, Calif., and Catherine Nagle of New Hampshire. He is also survived by two sons, Richard and his wife, Deborah, of Saunderstown, R.I., and Timothy of Yucca Valley, Calif. Tom's grandson is Richard Sean Nagle. Tom has one surviving brother, Edmund Bigney and his wife, Yukiko, of Ellsworth. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Tracy Bigney of Bangor. Two brothers, Richard Nagle and James Bigney, predeceased him; as well as his first wife and mother of his five children, Sally Beach Nagle. He is also survived by Michelle Nagle of Lewiston; and two former stepsons, Brian and Richard Newbegin.
Prayers will be appreciated in lieu of flowers; donations to hospice, shelters and food pantries are always encouraged.