A+ A A-

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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

Hits: 1854

Flynn leads Waukewan Ladies League in a day of low scores

After the previous week's rainout (forth of the season), the Waukewan Ladies League played their August 20 nine-hole round. The ladies demonstrated that drier conditions do contribute to improved scores as 15 of the 46 golfers shot 50 and under. After all the other names were read, Jane Flynn's score of 44 was high-lighted by President Linda Ridlon as the low score of the day. Despite Jane's quiet smile, it was obvious that she was thrilled.

The rest of the story began with Gloria Ferland, Val Langbehn, Jan Pano, Linda Ridlon and Barb Saimond all shooting a 47, an exuberant Sue Connelly shooting a 48, Charlotte Gregory, Gerry McGillicuddy and Brenda Trudeau-49, and Denise Doyle, Laurie Fox, Marcia Ryan, Kathleen Sweeney, and Ellen Vail, all with 50. And speaking of 50, Rose Hansford was the lucky 50/50 drawing winner.

Scorekeepers Kathy Sweeney and Laurie Fox handed Ridlon the names of the other golfers to be recognized. Ridlon noted that there were no "chip-ins" today even though the game of the week was named "Two Low Putts plus Two". This format translated as adding the two low putts of the foursome for each hole, except for the par three's, where three low putts were to be added. With strategy in play for this format, leaving one's ball on the fringe would allow one less "putt" for the putting score and thus more "chip-ins" would be expected. Not the case. The team of Carol Ashton, Val Langbehn, Estelle Smith and Lorrain Rosenblatt accomplished the putting task admirably however, and turned in an impressive total of 30 to win the weekly cash prize.

Rose Hansford was busy adding, "Birdies" to the branches of the Birdie Tree as four golfers scored the one under par number. Gerry McGillicuddy sank a 10 ft. putt on hole 1 for her 3, Barb Saimond sank her putt from 24 ft. away to achieve her 3, and Ellen Vail and Val Langbehn each scored a 2 on the par 3 seventh hole to win their recognition. Val's drive traversed the bunker in front of the green to end up 15 ft. from the pin and Ellen's drive had the same plan in mind, only ended up 3-4 ft. from the pin.

The "contest holes" were all about "long" this week and the two longest drives certainly met that description. Denise Doyle (19 and below handicap division) drove her ball about 200 yds. on hole 6 and Kathy Boselli drove her ball on the 300 yard second hole to a point where she was just a chip shot away from the green. Ellen Vail won the "longest putt" contest on hole 9 with a 19 ft. 1 in. putt that out distanced all the other contestant's putts.

These winners took no time in picking their prize from Carol Ashton's prize table.

The end of the season business was discussed with the upcoming 40th Invitational "Heart of a Woman" taking center stage. Excitement is building for the September 11th event. The New Hampshire American Heart Association will be this year's charity.

Women golfers wishing to attend should call Kathy Sweeney at 603-244-7011 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 07:52

Hits: 1655

Gunstock Trail Race Series starts Sept. 3

The Gunstock Trail Race Series will be staged over a six week period on Tuesdays (8 a.m.–6 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m.–noon) from Sept. 3 through Oct. 12 at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. Races (either 5km or 10km) are self-timed. Start and finish lines are located at the Gunstock Nordic Association clubhouse. Weekly results are posted on line and to be eligible for one of the 14 age group awards, a competitor must complete a minimum of four races. The cost for the six race series is $30.00 (adults) and $10.00 (18 and younger). Detailed information about the GTS (including a course map) is available at www.gunstocknordic.com/events/xc-run-series.aspx

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 07:33

Hits: 1840

Wavemakers earn 4th place finish at Granite State Swimming State Championship

On August 3 and 4 the Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team competed in the Granite State Swimming Association State Championship meet. The team placed 4th in Division III. The 10 and Under swimmers did a fabulous job representing the team. The 8 and under relay for the 100 free and the 100 medley races came in first. The 9-10 year old relay came in 3rd for the 100 medley. Overall the 10 and under age group had over 30 top 10 finishes these swimmers included Charolette Phillipy, Kathryn Hawkes, Rose Sinkus, Ela Goucher, Hannah Verville, Dagon Burr, Bethany Tanner, Kayla Cisneros, Ayden Malloy, Tessa Tanner, Sydney Irons, Joshua Kelleher, and Makayla Hastie. Chloe Wineriter age 9 achieved 2 personal best times, Ella Wineriter age 7 dropped 10 seconds off her 25 back and Phoebe Reynolds swam 3 events including the 25 back, 50 free and 25 free.
The 11 and older group competed in the 50 metered pool for the championship with over 35 top 10 finishes for swimmers Laurel Gingrich, Thor Burr, Beck McLean, Sarah Sundius, Katie Gingrich, Rebecca Cook, Kayla Phelps, Madison Reynolds, Alyxandra Huckaby, Madison Hastie, Eric Phelps, Logan Wineriter, Michael Hart, Matthew Sundius, Anna Stankes, and Heather Ausevich. Some of the highlighted dropped times during the meet were: Anna Stankes dropped 19 seconds off her 50 fly, Logan Wineriter 15 seconds dropped from his 100 freesytle, Madison Reynolds 50 seconds dropped from her 200 free style. Michele Young achieved a best time in her 50 free and 200 free. Audrey Chassie also achieved best times in her 50 back and 100 freestyle.
The Wavemakers' Fall/Winter season will begin September 3 and 4, 6:30-7:30 for swimmers new to the team and September 9 for veteran swimmers. More information is available at www.lakesregionwavemakers.com/.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:02

Hits: 417

The Laconia Daily Sun - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy
Powered by BENN a division of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Login or Register