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Rita Champagney

September 3, 1936 September 25, 2014
Rita Champagney
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Rita (Connell) Champagney, age 78, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Roy Champagney passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 in St. Vincent Medical Center, Bridgeport. Rita was born September 3, 1936, in Stratford, daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Castelot) Connell and had been a life time Stratford resident. She was a retired driver for the Stratford School System and lived a life filled with faith, family and friends. She was a parishioner of St. Mark Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, she volunteered at Lord Chamberlain for the First Friday Mass, the Merton House, the Lord's Supper and Meals on Wheels, just to name a few. She was also an avid bowler and enjoyed her Wednesday Senior Bowling League. Rita is survived by her two children, John Champagney of Stratford, and Janet Wider of East Haven; three grandchildren Alyssa Champagney, David Wider and Jeffrey Wider; three sisters, Jean Gardecki and her husband Jerry of Stratford, Margaret Reynolds of Branford and Ruth Holt of Beacon Falls; a brother-in-law, Charles Wargo of Trumbull; a devoted niece Judy Reynolds who resided with Rita the last few years and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, James and John Connell and four sisters, Virginia and Mary Connell, Anna Wargo and Theresa Doherty. Friends are invitedĀ to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM by meeting directly at St. Mark Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford. Interment will follow in Nichols Farm Burial Ground, Trumbull, CT. Friends may call Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rita's memory to St. Mark Church Building Fund, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford, CT 06614.

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Visitation

Sunday

28

Sep

2:00 PM 9/28/2014 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

29

Sep

10:00 AM 9/29/2014 10:00:00 AM
Saint Mark Church,

500 Wigwam Lane
Stratford, CT 06614

Saint Mark Church,
500 Wigwam Lane Stratford 06614 CT
United States

Interment

Monday

29

Sep

11:45 AM 9/29/2014 11:45:00 AM
Nichols Farm Burial Ground

1 Cemetery Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Nichols Farm Burial Ground
1 Cemetery Drive Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Saint Mark Church Building Fund

500 Wigwam Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
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