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Daniel Jordan Fagnant
January 5, 1973 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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Daniel Jordan “Dan” Fagnant, 50, of Hyde Park, passed away unexpectedly at his deer camp in Hardwick on Sunday, November 12, 2023, shortly after tagging his final buck.
Dan was born on January 5, 1973, in Morristown, Vermont, to Robert Fagnant and Pam Crisp. He attended grade school both in the one-room schoolhouse in Elmore and at Morristown Elementary. He graduated from People’s Academy in 1991 as the “senior class flirt.”
Dan married his high school sweetheart, Chasity (Nolan) Fagnant, on January 23, 1999. They welcomed their first child, daughter Jordan Dale, on April 18, 2004. Their son, Sawyer Daniel, was born on February 5, 2006. After high school, Dan began working for Wayne Freda Painting, where he learned valuable skills in the painting trade. He started his own business, DJF Painting, in 2005. After several years of spending countless hours running his own business, Dan opted for a better work-life balance so he could spend more time with family and friends. He shifted away from being a business owner, and he went to work for Pinnacle Painting in Stowe, Vermont.
Dan was a very dedicated father. He was active in all his children’s sports, whether it was lacrosse, basketball, football, or dance. He was so proud of all his children’s accomplishments. Dan was also a loving husband. He always “happily” tackled Chasity’s numerous project ideas with a little help from his dear friend, Pinterest. The beautifully handcrafted items that he built can be found throughout their cozy home.
Dan’s favorite hobbies were hunting, playing poker, spending time both with family and at camp, and watching Sunday football at Russell’s (Go Pats!). He always looked forward to Friday night date nights at Hoagie’s, whether Chasity joined him or not! Dan was well known in the community, and he was loved by so many. He was incredibly quick-witted and made everyone laugh. He was sure to be the life of every party. His tall, rugged exterior did not match the sensitive and caring personality he exuded. Dan instantly made you feel like a lifelong friend the minute you met him. He was incredibly genuine and selfless, and he had a heart of gold. He was always willing to lend a helpful hand to anyone who asked, and helping others brought him joy. One of Dan’s dearest friends said it best: “You were more than just one of a kind, you were the best kind!”
Dan is survived by his beloved wife, Chasity, and their children, Jordan and Sawyer; father, Robert Fagnant; mother, Pam Crisp; father-in-law, Dale Nolan; mother-in-law, Penny Millette; twin brother, Matt Fagnant; younger sister, Sarah Desrochers (Jim); brother-in-law, Ryan Nolan; aunts, Mary Fagnant and Diane Jones (Jeff); nieces, Mailin Byrne, Ava Fagnant, and Meaghan Nolan (children Carson and Sky); nephews, Hayden Bishop (Paxton), Landon Nolan, Noah Desrochers, and Cody Nolan (Princess); and, cousins Stephanie, Russell, Brittany, Faith, Tim, Coralee, and James. Dan is also survived by numerous close friends who will feel his loss tremendously.
Dan was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Russell Perry Crisp; maternal grandmother, Anne Crisp Parker; paternal grandfather, Hector Fagnant; paternal grandmother, Coralee Fagnant; grandfather and grandmother-in-law, Barney and Dot Jones; grandmother-in-law, Arlie Nolan Williamson; uncles, Humpy Draper and Art Fagnant; and step-father-in-law, Peter Millette.
Family and friends are invited to join a celebration of Dan’s life at the Hyde Park VFW on Sunday, November 26, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to an account that has been in set up for the benefit of Jordan & Sawyer. Please send donations to: Chasity Fagnant, 41 Blackberry Lane, Hyde Park, VT 05655.