Loretta A. Champlin

Date of Passing:

May 21, 2014

Champlin, Loretta, A., 63, of Middle Street, Riverside, died peacefully on May 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Champlin.

Born in South Bend, IN, a daughter of Raymond and Joan (Berdrow) Yanics of St. Louis, MO, she lived in Riverside for the past 10 years.

Mrs. Champlin was a Registered Nurse for 40 years.

Loretta was a member of the United Nurses & Allied Professionals and the American Nurses Association. She enjoyed gardening, astrology and knitting.

Besides her husband of 42 years, she is survived by two sons, David J. Champlin and his wife Katharine B. Champlin of Waltham, MA and Brian J. Champlin of Charleston, SC and a granddaughter, Ava Madelyn Champlin. She was the sister of Martin, Paul and Mary Yanics and Susan and Ray Mueller. She was the sister of the late Joseph Yanics.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday May 24, 2014 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter at 1 p.m.

Calling hours are Friday 6-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Loretta’s memory to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI, 02903 would be deeply appreciated.

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