Donald B. Champagne, 76

Donald B. Champagne
Donald B. Champagne

Donald B. Champagne, 76, of Oswego, passed away Thursday in Zephyrhills, FL.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the area. Donald retired in 1994 from the Oswego County Health Department. He had previously worked at Columbia Mills in Minetto and at Crucible Steel in Syracuse. He enjoyed spending time in Florida and watching his family grow. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Alton and Marjorie (Kane) Champagne and his daughter, Theresa Champagne.

Surviving: his wife of 24 years, the former, Velmacelia Parsons; children, Donna, Donald C., Alton and Fred Champagne, Rick, Victoria and Scott Shaw; an aunt, Gertrude Branshaw; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several cousins.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a service to immediately follow at 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego Co. Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or American Diabetes Assoc., 356 No. Midler Ave., Syracuse, 13206.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.