Carolyn (O’Connor) Champagne, age 62, of South Hadley, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of Helene (Hartnett) O’Connor and the late Hugh Jerome O’Connor, Jr., and was a graduate of South Hadley High School. She worked for many years in the Dietary and Food Service Department for the Holyoke Public Schools. Carolyn was an active member at the Holyoke Turn Hall. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Champagne. Besides her mother, she is survived by a brother, Michael O’Connor; her longtime partner, Alan Bernier; her aunt, Mary Ann Hartnett; cousins, Eileen and Kathleen Hartnett; a niece, Kayleigh O’Connor and nephew, Dylan O’Connor and many friends. Besides her father and husband she was predeceased by a brother, Thomas O’Connor. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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