Alverta Champagne

Obituary of Alverta P. Champagne

Alverta Pauline Champagne, 90, of Wurtsboro, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.


The daughter of the late Edward Handford and Kathryn Lybolt Handford, she was born February 15, 1930 in Middletown.  She was the widow of Walter Champagne Sr., who predeceased her on February 19, 1994.


A longtime member of the Community Church of Wurtsboro, she was also a charter member of the Auxiliary of the Wurtsboro Fire Department #1 and also the Mamakating First Aid Squad.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved camping, fishing, gardening, doing crosswords and watching the birds in the morning.


She is survived by her children: Walter Champagne Jr. & his wife Diane of Phenix City, AL, Kathryn Nickerson of Blossburg, PA, Patricia Champagne-Coutant & her husband Donald of Wurtsboro, and Paul Champagne & his wife Brenda of Wurtsboro; fifteen grandchildren Gillian, Richard, Lesley, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Christopher, Matthew, Anita, Huew, Rita, Gregory, Michael, Brian, Julie, and Taylor; nineteen great grandchildren; a sister: Marie Bryan; two brothers: Edward Handford & his wife Karen, and James Handford & his wife Kate; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three sons, Charles, Richard and Thomas; a granddaughter, Kerri Goodell; a grandson, Jimmy and a great grandson Ronald.


Visitation will take place on Monday, November 23 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Her funeral service will be held privately at the Community Church of Wurtsboro and burial will follow at Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Auxiliary of the Wurtsboro Fire Dept, P.O. Box 457, Wurtsboro, NY  12790, the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, NY  12790 or to the Community Church of Wurtsboro, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, NY  12790.


Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.  For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit


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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, November 23, 2020
VanInwegen Kenny, Inc Funeral Home
111 Sullivan Street
Wurtsboro, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Sylvan Cemetery
50 Kingston Avenue
Wurtsboro, New York, United States
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