Joseph L. Champagne, 88

Sep 17, 2012

Joseph L. Champagne, 88, died at his home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, Sept. 15. Born June 6, 1924, the third of eleven children, to Henry and Florence (Caro) Champagne. Joe has been a resident of Belfast since 1977.

He was very social, with a great sense of humor and truly enjoyed teasing others. His sharing spirit was enjoyed by many, through puzzles and pictures. He had a lifelong passion for woodworking, with his specialty being birdhouses, tool boxes and napkin holders. Joe gardened from an early age and shared his harvest with others. He continued his food sharing by working at a local food cupboard.

To continue feeding others any donations in Joe’s memory may be sent to The Food Cupboard in care of Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Maine, 04915. Joe will be fondly remembered by his extended family of friends; especially those at Belfast Industries and the Belfast United Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Village Cemetery, Mount Ephraim Road, Searsport, with Rev. Jinwoo Chun officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main Street, Searsport.

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