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Wayne H. Champagne

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Wayne H. Champagne, 60, of Quincy Street, North Adams, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at his home after being stricken.

He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on Aug. 5, 1944, a son of Betty M. (Gebo) Champagne and the late Francis J. “Frank” Champagne. He attended schools in Plattsburgh and in North Adams, including the former St. Joseph’s parochial grammar school and high school.

He was employed at the former Widen Tannery in North Adams for several years and at Brush Co. in Pownal, Vt. He then worked with his late father for the Talo Trucking Co. He was last employed for several construction companies in the area.

He enjoyed lifting weights, boating, fishing, music and the outdoors. He loved spending time repairing cars.

He is survived by his mother, Betty M. (Gebo) Champagne of North Adams; his former wife, Patricia (George) Morgan of Pownal; one daughter, Tammy Champagne of the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq; one son, Steven Champagne of Pownal; one grandchild, Tyler Champagne of Pownal; three sisters, Bonnie E. Cyrulik of Adams, Janet L. Zappula of North Adams and Kimberly A. Fortini of Cheshire; and two brothers, Clark E. Champagne of North Adams and Kenneth G. Champagne of Minot, Maine. He was predeceased by one brother, Frankie James Champagne, who died June 12, 1969, and his longtime companion, Lynn Vincent, who died March 15, 2005.

Graveside services for family and friends of Wayne H. Champagne will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the family plot in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations are suggested in his memory through the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 5, 2005
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