Mary Alice Champagne, 97

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BRIDGTON — Mary Alice Champagne, 97, formerly of Brunswick, died Jan. 17 at Bridgton Hospital.

Born in St. Honore, Quebec, Canada on Jan. 10, 1915, she was a daughter of Hermenegilde and Marie LaPoint Boutin.

On May 6, 1936 she married Dominque Champagne and in August of 1944 they moved to the United States. She worked at Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville as a cook.

Following the death of her husband she moved to Brunswick and worked at Jay Brush Company for many years, retiring in 1978.

Her life was devoted to her husband and family and she loved spending time with her siblings, children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, five sisters, five brothers and a grandson, Timothy D. Peddle.

Champagne is survived by a son, Rosaire Champagne and his wife Maria of Bridgton with whom she lived from 2002-2009; three daughters, Lucille Burnham and her husband Bill of Bath, Lisette Peddle and her husband Douglass of Belgrade and Patricia Livernois and her husband Dennis of Poland; ten grandchildren, Bryan, Raymond, Lee Ann, Paula, Scott, Denise, James, Michael, Jason and Nancy; two sisters Lenora Bilodeau and Rosarienne Gilbert; two step-granddaughters, Anna Granger and Catherine Villegas; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Jan. 20 at Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Jan. 21 at All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Burial will take place in Greenville Cemetery in the spring.

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