OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Daniel “Dan” Robert Jolicoeur, 50, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away with family members by his side after a recent diagnosis of cancer on May 25, 2016. He faced it valiantly until the end and is now with his dad, Robert J Jolicoeur, who passed away 9 months ago.
Dan was born on March 18, 1966, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1984. He also graduated from Florida Technical College in Tampa FL, and attended Wentworth College. Dan was an expert finish painter who was also an artist, although many people will remember him as a bike messenger in the early 90’s where he saved up $900.00 for one of the first cell phones for his business. He was a wizard at crossword puzzles always doing them in pen at lightning speed. A huge fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots, he was lucky enough to go with his high school buddies to a Red Sox game just 2 weeks ago. Known for his love of life and people, a friend ‘til the end, he epitomized the free spirited life creating an example for us all.
He leaves behind his mom, Priscilla M. Jolicoeur, of Scarborough, sisters Celeste Ann Chittaphong and husband Ott Chittaphong of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Nanette Tanner and husband Craig Tanner of Scarborough, brother, David Jolicoeur of Naples, Florida. He is also survived by nephews Jacques Pham and his wife Ginger Seidschlag Pham of Costa Mesa, California, Ronnie Pham and his fiancee Cheryl Nimo of Los Angeles, California, Ryan Chittaphong of New York, NY, Sam Jolicoeur of Punta Gorda, Florida, Wyatt and Tegan Tanner both of Scarborough, uncles, aunts and cousins and so many close friends from all walks of life.
We will have a happy remembrance of Dan’s life, as he requested. 1p.m.–7p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2016 at Sprague Hall, One Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME. Casual attire.
The family would like to send a sincere thank you to VNA Hospice; Donna, Annie, Ann, Pam, Jen and “The Girls”; Kate, Alissa and Paige. And all the good friends, who were able to stay by his side providing caregiving shifts through his illness. He’ll be forever in our hearts.