John S. Champney
FUNERAL HOME
Corridan Funeral Home - Chicopee
333 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA
John S. Champney, 74, passed away on July 9, 2021. He was born in Concord, NH on October 23, 1946, son of the late Donald J. and Hazel (Adams) Bruso. John grew up in Palmer and was a graduate of Palmer High School. John honorably and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, from 1964 to 1968. He worked as a polisher and engraver at Smith & Wesson, in Springfield, for 45 years, before retiring in 2013. When he wasn't working, John liked to spend time at the shooting range and also enjoyed to get together with friends for a few games of tennis every week. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marisa (Santos) Champney, their daughter Adria Champney, his two grandchildren, Jasmine and Jocelyn Hicks, his siblings Karen Cole, Donna DuPont, Lolli Blain, and Michael Champney and his wife, Tracy, his brother-in-law Antonio M. Santos and his wife, Stacey, as well as many nieces and nephews and their respective families. Calling hours for John will be held from 2 to 4p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Corridan Funeral Home, 333 Springfield St., Chicopee. Committal services at the MA Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam will be held at a later date. To leave your condolences or to share a memory with John's family, please visit www.CorridanFuneral.com
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Published by The Republican from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2021.
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I am very sorry for your loss.
Brenda Tibbetts
July 21, 2021
Mike So very sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Let me know if you need anything my friend. Sending prayers to you and your family. He will be missed and I will remember the fun times I had with him.
Chris Saloio
Friend
July 19, 2021
so sorry to see John has passed, he was always such a friendly guy, always had time to say hi and talk, he will be missed by his friends at SMITH AND WESSON, another one of our great long time workers has left us, R I P MY FRIEND
Eddie Purcell
Work
July 18, 2021
Marisa- our sympathy and thoughts are with you. John was such a nice schoolmate and friend.
Jim and Shirley Brodeur Schwartz
Friend
July 16, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all.
Raymond and Marie Stockwell
Friend
July 16, 2021
Rest In Peace John. My sincere condolences to Marissa, Adria & his beloved grandchildren.
Ann Clough
Friend
July 16, 2021
My condolences to John's family. While working with John at S&W he always stopped by to say hello. He was such a good man, who I enjoyed talking with. RIP my friend.
Therese Morse
Coworker
July 16, 2021
I knew John at Palmer High School. My memory of him was one day while a few of us were sitting at a lunch table in the cafeteria at PHS back in 1964 and how John and his friend Pete Warka were boasting to us how they both joined the Marines. I'm sorry for his loss.
Rick Smith
School
July 15, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss, Sympathies to your Family, Rest in Peace & Semper Fi my Marine Brother
Joe Moreau
Work
July 15, 2021
Rest In Peace
Joaquim Pedro
Friend
July 15, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Your good friend.
Dennis Roberts
Work
July 15, 2021
I know my dad Edward Gallerani talk of you fondly and when I work there I remember talking with you many times. You are so kind and so sweet never have anything bad to say about anybody. Telling me again my friend you are a hero God bless you honey in heaven
Also I want to send my condolences to the family and sending love and hugs to all of you
Deborah Gallerani Wilder
Friend
July 14, 2021
John was a wonderful man. I used to sit with him and listen to lots of war stories. I miss him.
Robert Angel
Friend
July 14, 2021
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