John Murphy Champagne, age 83, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022. John was a longtime resident of Theriot and a current resident of Houma.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation in the Magnolia Chapel of Chauvin Funeral Home on Thursday, May 5, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 p.m. with burial to follow in St. Eloi Cemetery.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Veronica Brunet Champagne; daughters, Elizabeth “Liz” Champagne Grassel and husband Greg, Karla Champagne Curry and husband Darwin; grandchildren, Alyce Dumond, Chase Dumond, Kourtney Curry Breaux, and Kelly Curry; great grandchildren, Kasen Dumond, Kayleigh Neil, Kamryn Dumond, Lilly Breaux; sisters, Ann C. Carlin and Barbara C. Bergeron and husband Freddie.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Murphy Joseph Champagne and Leola Domangue Champagne; son, John Wayne Champagne, siblings, Francis Joseph Champagne, Eunice C. Burns, Stella C. Theriot, and Catherine C. Degate.
John was a blessed man who married his beautiful bride on August 20, 1960. After 61 years of marriage, he leaves this world behind to be reunited with his family who passed before him. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially duck hunting and fishing. He loved LSU, Saints, playing cards, enjoyed reading a good book, but most of all he adored and cherished his grand and great grandchildren. John was a Crane Operator until his retirement after many years of service. John was a longtime parishioner of St. Eloi Catholic Church and longtime 3rd degree Knights of Columbus member. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. John closed his eyes on earth to be greeted by his beloved son, John Wayne Champagne. They both rest in the arms of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John M. Champagne.