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1931 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
CHAMPAGNE, Richard L. Age 82, formerly of Moultonborough NH and Barefoot Bay FL, died peacefully November 8, 2013 following a long period of declining health. He was born September 23, 1931 to the late Paul and Margaret Champagne in Waltham MA. He was a graduate of Boston University and a proud US Marine who served in Korea. He was active with Marine Corps veterans organizations and an avid sportsman most of his life. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey Crandall Champagne, who died in 2009 and his son David A. Champagne, who died in 1987. Family members include his beloved sister Margaret Pauline (Polly) Donner of Houston TX; his children Thomas Champagne and his husband Steven Savage of San Diego, CA, and Jeanne Champagne and her husband Robert Hibbard of Hanover, MA; step-daughters Claudia Staples and her husband William of Vero Beach, FL, Linda Connell and her husband David of Manchester, NH, Sandy Cutting and her husband Alan of Narragansett, RI; a step-son David Crandall and his wife Anne of Enumclaw, WA; ten grandchildren, Emma and Lily Hibbard, Caroline Cutting Schruth, Alexander Cutting, Mary Connell Stankus, Katherine Connell, Patrick Connell, Ellen Connell, Lauren Crandall and Janet Crandall; nieces Julie Mills, Ellen (Missy) Puerta, Paula Donner; nephews Paul John and Christopher Donner as well as several beloved cousins. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rt 123, near State Police Barracks), NORWELL CENTER. Visiting hours prior to the service on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4-7 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Middle Neck Cemetery, Moltonborough, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fisher House Boston, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071. For an online guestbook and more, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Cohasset-Norwell 781-659-2200
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 12, 2013
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