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Donat Elie Champagne

October 8, 1921 March 14, 2006
Donat Elie Champagne
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Donat Elie Champagne, 84, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, 3/14/06, in his home. He was born October 8, 1921 in Bellingham, MA the son of the late Donat S. and Yvonne (Lawrie) Champagne. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree and did graduate studies at Harvard University. Mr. Champagne owned and operated Graphic Photo in Willimantic. He served with the Navy in World War 2 and was honorably released as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. He was a member of AMVETS and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Donat was an avid gardener and fisherman. His survivors include a brother, Gerard Champagne and his wife, Anne of Olean, NY; a nephew, Gordon Champagne and his wife, Cheryl of Indiana; two nieces: Christine Bredwell and her husband, Tom of Tucson, AZ and Cheryl Seibers of Texas. He also leaves several cousins in Willimantic including Lorraine Bergeron and Donat Lebeau. Donat was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Champagne. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 3/17/06, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. There are no calling hours. Pease omit flowers. Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 80 Maple Ave. Willimantic, 06226 or the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, 06492. The Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic has charge of Arrangements. Please visit www.baconfh.com to register your condolence.

Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, 80 Maple Ave. Willimantic, CT 06226 or the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, CT 06492.

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