Betty Champagne

Betty Margaret Champagne

1924-2012 NORTH ADAMS Mrs. Betty Margaret (Gebo) Champagne, 88, of 546 Union St. North Adams, Mass. died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Williamstown Commons.

She was born in Plattsburg, N.Y. on July 19, 1924, daughter of Homer and Frances (Clark) Gebo. She attended Plattsburg High School.

Betty worked at Imperial Paper Co. and Diamond Match Co. until moving to North Adams after her marriage. She also worked at Sprague Electric Co. Betty was primarily a homemaker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a communicant of the former Incarnation Church. Betty enjoyed singing, dancing, and camping.

She was the widow of Francis J. Champagne who died on March 29, 2004. They were married on February 12, 1944.

Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Cyrulik, and her husband, William of Adams, Janet Zappula of North Adams, and Kimberly Fortini, and her husband, Dennis of Cheshire; two sons, Clarke Champagne, and his wife, Linda of North Adams, and Kenneth Champagne, and his wife, Susan of Minot, Maine. 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters, June Rogers of Toms River, N.J., Joyce Senecal of Pittsburg, Pa., and Janet Lehl of Lincoln, Neb.; and nieces and nephews.

Two sons are deceased including Frankie James Champagne who died on June 12, 1969 and Wayne H. Champagne who died April 2, 2005.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service for Betty Champagne will be held on Friday December 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Southview cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA-Hospice of North Berkshire in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247. To send flowers, a gift basket, message or card, please visit


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Flynn & Dagnoli (Central Chapel) - North Adams
74 Marshall Street  North Adams, MA 01247

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 4, 2012