1936 – 2020
Thompson – Roger J. Champoux, Sr. 84, of Old Rte. 12, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. He was the loving husband of Evelyn (Krawczyk) Champoux for 61 years. Born in the Mechanicsville section of Thompson, he was the son of the late Alcide and Aurore (St. Pierre) Champoux.
Mr. Champoux was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Thompson Public Schools. He was a member of the American Legion. He volunteered for 50 years for the West Thompson Fire Department and volunteered for the Community Fire Department. He was a constable for 50 years for the Town of Thompson. Roger enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
In addition to his wife Evelyn, Roger is survived by his son, Roger Champoux, Jr. of Holland, MA; his daughters, Donna Russell of Killingly, CT, and Lynn Champoux of Brooklyn, CT; and his grandson, John Pepin, Jr. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Robert Champoux.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Roger will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020 in Saint Joseph Church, 18 Main St, North Grosvenordale, CT followed by burial with military honors in West Thompson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry, PO Box 665, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.