Theresa A Champine, 85, a longtime resident of South Burlington died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on February 27, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She was born in Winooski, VT on March 8. 1929 to the late Maxine and Flora Couillard . Theresa married the love of her life Gordon Champine on June 28, 1952. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, shopping, playing cards and volunteering at Fanny Allen Hospital.
Left to cherish her memory are her three beloved sons; David Champine and partner Toni Coleman of Shelburne, Bruce Champine and wife Sandra of Milton, and William Champine and wife Cherry of So Burlington, grandchildren Barbara and Brian Champine, sisters Cecile Campion and Grace Bryant, many nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends. She was predeceased by her parents and husband Gordon Champine, sisters Marie, Marge, Flo, Irene, Stella, Bernadette and Jean and her brothers Armand, Joe, Robert and Paul Couillard who was MIA in Korea.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Thursday March 5 at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12:00 noon Friday March 6 at St John Vianney in South Burlington. Burial will take place on April 19, 2015. Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.