Laurie Ann (Rasicot) Champany
March 1, 1969 – March 19, 2010
On March 19, 2010, Laurie A. Champany, 41, of Pomfret CT passed away as a result of breast cancer complications. The most important thing in her life was her family. After 16 years of marriage she was still the beautiful bride of Ben Champany who never failed to remind her so. She so loved and was very proud of her children, Liam and Lexie. Laurie is also survived by her devoted parents, Robert and Diane Rasicot of Willimantic CT; sisters Lisa Hawthorne, her children Chelsea and Ciara of Brooklyn CT; Tammy Girardin, her husband Tom and their children Jacob and Matthew of Deltona FL; her grandmother, Florence Desjarlais of North Windham CT; in-laws Ronald and Beverly Champany and the Champany family of Pomfret CT; and so many special friends.
Laurie’s community service included serving on the Pomfret Community School Board of Education and the Woodstock Academy Board of Trustees. She was also a Girl Scout Troop leader and was very involved with Woodstock’s Relay for Life. She was proud to have attained her black belt in karate even while undergoing chemotherapy.
“I’ve witnessed strength in its most concentrated form, I’ve witnessed courage in a way which makes the greatest super hero appear weak, and LOVE…you have no idea. So, if you’re ever feeling down after a bad day, or things are just not going your way, just ask me…and I’ll tell you a story”, by Lisa Hawthorne. Laurie was a courageous, selfless loving spirit that will live on in all hearts she has touched.
Visiting hours will be on March 26, 2010 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street ,Putnam, CT from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The family invites all who knew Laurie to come and celebrate her life with them at the Pomfret Community School Cafeteria on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm and requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Champany Children’s Fund, c/o Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 6002, Putnam, CT 06260. A private funeral mass and burial will be held at the family’s convenience.