Maria E. Champagne, 76

Maria Champagne

Maria Champagne

Maria E. Champagne, 76, of Bridgton, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in Auburn.

Maria was born on Jan. 1, 1940 in Refugio, Texas.  She was involved with the Bridgton Women’s Guild, Boo Boo Bears, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and the Bridgton Food Pantry.

In addition to her passion for her family, Maria enjoyed traveling, camping and boating, gardening, knitting and quilting. For many years, Maria worked in the hotel management industry.

Maria was predeceased by her parents, Pedro and Elida Perez; two brothers and three sisters.

Maria is survived by her loving husband, Rosaire Champagne; her daughters, Anna Granger and Cathy Villegas; her stepchildren Bryan Champagne, Lee Ann Barnes and Raymond Champagne; her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; seven sisters; and other family members.

Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton, on Oct. 24, 2016 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Maria E. Champagne be made to: American Heart Association, online at or by mail to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Mother Seton House (a nonprofit home for pregnant women in difficult circumstances), online at:, or by mail to Mother Seton House, Inc., PO Box 673, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Please request that a card acknowledging the gift be sent to: Anna Granger, 42 Alexander Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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