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“So sorry for your loss. We are so happy that we were able to spend some time with you and Roger in October. We still laugh about Roger's jokes and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy Jeanne and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤ ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Stella LeBlanc - Moncton - Family

“We will miss Roger's jokes and fun spirit at family gatherings. Such a good man! Our deepest condolences to the whole family ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sheldon Shea - Fitchburg, MA

4 of 7 | Posted by: Bernie LeBlanc

“He will long be remembered as a great Brother in-law family man and friend. His fantastic ROGER JOKES will live forever in all of our minds and cheer...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: WILLIAM and IRENE CULLEN - MA

“Condolences to the family & May they find peace & comfort in all the good memories we all have of Roger. RIP ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dianne Thornhill - NM - Family

“Jeanne, wishing you and your family my deepest sympathies.Keep your courage and faith, and life will keep going.Edmond Bastarache (cousin). ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Edmond Bastarache

Mr. Roger L. Champeon, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Wingate at Sudbury after an illness. He was 79.

Roger was born June 25, 1939 in Waltham a son of the late Leland and Elsie (Weatherbee) Champeon. Raised in Waltham he later married Jeanne M. Poirier on June 7, 1964 in Saint Charles Chapel. Longtime Waltham residents they moved to Framingham in 1993.

Roger worked as an electrician at Babson College in Wellesley for many years before retiring in 2001.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Waltham where he enjoyed playing darts in its various leagues. A former member of Saint Joseph's Church he was presently a member of Saint George's Parish. Roger was a talented cook and spoiled Jeanne by willingly and happily preparing the meals at home. He also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his wife of 54 years Jeanne, he leaves his sons, Capt. WPD Steven R. Champeon (Ann) of Northborough, Todd L. Champeon of Waltham and Chad M. Champeon (Henny) of Maynard; his grandchildren, Kyle, Cory, Nicholas and Natalie; in-laws, Gerard (Florida) Poirier, Albert Poirier (late Evelyn), Leonard Poirier (Claire), Maria Babineau (Louis), Norman Poirier (Rita), Julia Poirier (Leo), all of New Brunswick, Canada, Florence Goguen (late Aurel) of Gardner, Irene Cullen (Bill) of Maynard and Peter Poirier (Carol) of Thornsbury, Ontario, Canada and the late Corinne Cormier, Doris LeBlanc and Paul-Emile Poirier; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Roger's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, May 5th from 3 to 7 p.m. An additional visiting hour will be held on Monday morning at 9 a.m. in Saint George's Church, 74 School Street, Framingham followed by his Funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial in Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham is private.

Memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168