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Therese E. (Champagne) Hanks

January 28, 1926 ~ October 13, 2017 (age 91)

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Saint John Vianney Church
3655 Diamond Hill Road,
Cumberland, RI 02864

Private Burial

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Connery Avenue
Bourne, MA 02532

Woonsocket – Therese E. (Champagne) Hanks, 91, of Ridge Street, formerly of Rockland, Massachusetts, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of the late William B. Hanks.

Born in Bellingham, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Hormidas and Alphonsine (Masse) Champagne, she had lived in Rockland for fifty years, before moving back to Woonsocket two years ago.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Joe) Tolmie of Lincoln, Nancy (Bob) Cioto of East Boston, Massachusetts, and Sandra Werra of Rockland, Massachusetts; two sons, William (Maggie) Hanks of Medford, Massachusetts, and John Hanks of Chatham Ctr., New York; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Bernadette Poirier, Jeannette Harnois, Rene Champagne, Leo Champagne, Aldor Champagne, Roland Champagne, Raymond Champagne, Alfred Champagne, Dorothy Champagne, and Eva Champagne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint John Vianney Church, 3655 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  Private burial will take place in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of R.I., 1085 North Main Street, Providence, R.I. 02904, or the Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay Street, Providence, R.I. 02905 would be appreciated.  Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island
1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904

Ronald McDonald House
45 Gay Street, Providence RI 02905

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