Robert H. Champagne, Sr.
Robert (Bob) H. Champagne, Sr., 91, of Milford, NH passed peacefully in the care of the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH, from natural age-related causes.
Bob was born in Lowell, MA. He was the son of Irene (Barsalow) Lemire and biological father Hector P. Champagne, he also considered his stepfather, Arthur Lemire as a father. He resided in Lowell for 65 years and then relocated to Sun City Center FL until 2016, before moving to Milford, NH to be close to his children for the remainder of his wonderful life, always helping others along the way.
Devoted, loving husband to Barbara (Davis) Champagne for 64 years until she passed in 2016.
Fantastic, dedicated & loving father to daughter Kathy and son Robert (Bob) Jr.
Bob served in the USCG during the Korean War from 1947 to 1951. He worked as a missile inspector at Raytheon in South Lowell, MA where he retired from after 35+ years. He was a man of many talents, performing anything from Home System Repairs to complete Home Renovations, Automotive Mechanics and Watch Repairs. He could fix anything that was broken and had a solution for every problem due to his remarkable ingenuity and common sense. He worked two and occasionally 3 jobs for many years while his children were young so Barbara could be a homemaker and care for their children. He loved to play cards, was a member of two bridge clubs and was also a great cook!
Bob is survived by his children Kathy Duchesne of Wilton NH, and Robert Champagne Jr. of Greenville NH, his sister Doris Doyle of Irvine, CA, brother Arthur Lemire and wife Sally of Ojai, CA, sister-in-law Joyce (Davis) Sheehan of Dover NH, brother-in-law Richard Davis and wife Martha of Fitzgerald GA, many nieces & nephews and a multitude of friends.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara (Davis) Champagne, his sister Rita Champagne, mother Irene (Barsalow) Lemire, biological father, Hector P. Champagne, stepfather Arthur Lemire and nephew Garrett Lemire.
Bob will be deeply missed by everyone.
The family will be honoring Bob’s wishes for no Wake or Funeral.
Memorial Masses for Bob have been scheduled monthly starting January 31st for 24 months at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Milford, NH. Visit www.saintpatrickmilfordnh.org Click LiveStreaming button to attend virtually.
You may read and leave memorial comments at Smith & Heald’s Website www.smith-heald.com
In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated by The Manchester NH Disabled Veterans, Make Check out to Disabled Veterans and mail to Disabled Veterans, 251 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103. Put in memory of Bob Champagne on Memo line.