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Melinda Jane Champagne

June 11, 1952 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 70)


SAUGERTIES…..Melinda Jane (Waldele) Champagne, 70, of Bruin Dr. died Monday, June 13, 2022 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center with her loved ones by her side.  Born June 11, 1952 in Kingston she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude Cauley Waldele.   A lifetime area resident she was a graduate of Saugerties High School.  She was currently employed at First Student Inc.  Melinda previously worked for many years in food and hospitality service in several area restaurants and she was the pastry chef at Bistro-to-Go.  

Melinda loved to bake for her family around the holidays; her Christmas cookies, pies and treats were enjoyed by all. Melinda was active in the PTA while her sons attended Grant D Morse School.  She was also a former softball and volleyball player in the SAA Women’s leagues.  An avid Mets fan, Melinda would spend nearly every summer Sunday afternoon by the pool, doing crossword puzzles while listening to the game.

Survivors include her husband, Steve, two sons: Steven of Saugerties and Cody Champagne of Murietta, CA.  A brother, Robert Waldele of Saugerties and a dear friend, Maureen Casey of Saugerties.  Her Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties.  Interment will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery.  Friends will be received Monday 6-9 PM.   Family suggests donations be made in Melinda’s memory to the Plattekill Reformed Church of Mt. Marion, or the American Heart Association.  Expressions of condolences may be shared with the family on Melinda’s Tribute Wall at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com

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June 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc.
45 John Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

Funeral Service
June 21, 2022

10:00 AM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc.
45 John Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

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