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Irene M. Champagne

Date of Death: November 19, 2016

Date of Birth: February 23, 1919

Biography:

Lewiston - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing on 
November 19, of our mother, Irene M. Champagne, 97, who was deeply loved 
and respected by five generations.

She was born to Josephel and Sadie (Rancourt) Jalbert on Feb. 23, 1919 
in Cinquante Ans, Quebecand came to America at the age of 17 and with time became an American 
citizen.Irene was the oldest daughter of 14 children.

As a child she worked on the family farm and helped her parents to care 
for her siblings.She married Joseph M. Champagne on June 1, 1940, who passed away on Dec. 
5, 1979.
Once in America she worked in Cotton Mills for most of her adult life. 
Her last employmentwas at Northeast Bank, where she worked part time for several years 
prior to her retirement.

Her legacy will be that she instilled a strong love and commitment of 
family to her children,Richard Champagne and wife Jane, Gisele Landry and husband Paul,
Victor Champagne and his wife Carol who passed away on Aug. 1, 2014. She 
was blessed with8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She will also be missed by her siblings,  Alice Lufkin, Marie Bolduc and 
Marguerite Larochelle all of Lewiston and Laurent and Claude Jalbert of 
Connecticut.

Irene was predeceased by four brothers, Albert, Herve, Pierre and Patrick Jalbert and 4 sisters, Cecilia Gagnon, Bernadette Audet, Fern Vachon and Laurette Jalbert. Visitation for Irene will be held on Sunday, November 27 from 6-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 28 at Holy Cross Church at 11 AM followed by committal prayers at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St. Lewiston www.funeralalternatives.net
 

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