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Rachel Champney

1925 - 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN Rachel Olivine (DeBlois) Champney, 87, of 118 Church St., died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at North Adams Regional Hospital.

Born in Adams on Sept. 26, 1925, daughter of Ovid and Zenaide (Guerin) DeBlois, she attended Adams schools.

Rachel was employed at Sprague Electric Co. until her retirement in 1988. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. She enjoyed knitting and reading.

Her husband, Clifford V. Champney, whom she married Jan. 3, 1942, died April 1, 2010.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald Champney and his wife, Lona, of Houghton, La.; Michael Champney and his wife, Wendy of North Adams; and Mark Champney and his wife, Mary, of Florida, Mass.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael DeBlois of Pittsfield, two sisters, Laurette DeBlois of Pittsfield and Doris Derosia of Vero Beach, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

Her son, Allen Champney, and her daughter, Sandra Daub, are deceased.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Rachel Champney will be Monday, March 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. A calling hour will be held on Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the in care the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 21, 2013
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