1920 – 2018
Pomfret Center – Mrs. Louise (Roy) Champney, 97, of Deerfield Rd., formerly of Woodstock, died Saturday evening, September 1, 2018 in Day Kimball Hospital. Born in South Troy, VT, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Marie Louise (Roy) Roy. On September 12, 1940, Louise married the love of her life, the late Harold Champney who died in 1999.
Louise worked as a first cook for Annhurst College, retiring after 20 years of service. She served as president of the Woodstock Elementary School PTA. She enjoyed cooking and playing Scrabble. Louise lived in Seely Brown Village for the last 10 years where she had many friends whom she loved dearly.
No matter how ill Louise was, she would come alive when her great grandbabies would visit their “Mem” or “Weez,” as some called her. They would light up her life on the darkest days. They were her greatest treasure.
Louise is survived by her children, Ronald Champney and his wife Mary Ann of East Woodstock, Dennis Champney and his wife Beth of Holland, MA and Fran Champney and her husband Larry Bates of Windham; her grandchildren, Megan, Kelly, Ryan, Nicole, Matthew, Benjamin, Lindsey, Sara and Josh; her great grandchildren, Jemma, Callie, Conor, Noah and Chloe; her sisters, Rita Cutler of Pomfret, Yvonne Hart of Danielson, and Rosemarie Poulin of Plainfield. In addition to her husband, Louise was pre-deceased by a daughter, Georgette Anne Champney in 1949.
The family would like to thank the DKH nurses of 127. They are grateful for the loving care and respect that they gave their Mom.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Louise’s family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. All are invited to a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or to the Alzheimer’s Association. For Memorial Guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com