SOUTHBRIDGE — Phyllis M. (Staves) Champeau, 90, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, in the Southbridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, after an illness.
Her husband of 63 years, Leonard A. Champeau, passed away in 2011. She leaves five sons, Kenneth Champeau and his wife Denise of Sturbridge, Ronald Champeau and his wife Tina of Southbridge, Kevin Champeau of Southbridge, Paul Champeau of Southbridge, and Greg Champeau and his wife Kristen of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Lenore Brigham and her husband Richard of Charlton, and Janice Varin and her husband Jeffrey of Sugar Hill, NH; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Champeau of Oceano, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Stephen Champeau and a daughter, Patricia Champeau Snow. She was born in Southbridge the daughter of Arthur and Graziella (Suprenant) Staves.
Phyllis was a member of Notre Dame Church (now St. John Paul II Parish) and its Ladies of St. Anne Sodality. Phyllis dedicated her life to raising her nine children, a dedication that is reflected in the successful and happy lives they lead. She was also a wonderful, kind and thoughtful grandmother and great grandmother.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, August 18, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Notre Dame Church of the St. John Paul II Parish, 446 Main St., Southbridge. Burial will follow in New Notre Dame Cemetery, Southbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Saturday, August 18, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the Mass.