Richard L. Champagne, 72

TUCSON, Ariz. — Richard L. Champagne, 72, died at the Tucson Medical Center, on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Mr. Champagne was born December 4, 1940 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Henry J. and Mildred (Ricard) Champagne. He had been a resident of Laconia for many years where he was employed as a molder at Laconia Malleable Iron Co. Inc. He later resided in Florida for a number of years before

moving to Arizona fifteen years ago.

Survivors include two brothers, Henry D. Champagne and his wife, Jean, and Robert E. Champagne and his wife, Shirley, all of Laconia; three sisters, Rita Giguere and her husband, William, of Lakeport; Faye Clark of Belmont and Irene Shirley Bryson of Florida and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Emile Champagne, and a sister, Betty-Ann (Champagne) Burns.

There will be no calling hours.

Private burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to