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Lillian M. (Champagne) Holden

January 14, 1949 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Hardwick - Lillian M. (Champagne) Holden, 74, of Hardwick, died on Monday, August 21, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She leaves her sons, Glen and his wife Reneé along with their children, Ben and Rachel of Pomfret Center, CT, Jason and his wife Donna and their son, Ty of Hardwick, and Joshua of Portland, ME and his children Hudson, Bryce and Jemma. She also leaves her daughter Amber Muller and her daughter Jade of Ludlow, as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Charlie in September 2022, and earlier by her brothers, Paul J. and Michael Champagne.  She was born in Ware, daughter of the late Paul E. and Ellen M. (Bolger) Champagne.

Lillian owned the Country Clipper Barber Shop for over 20 years.  She also was the long-time tax collector for the Town of Hardwick. Together with her husband Charlie, they owned the Gate 43 Bait and Tackle Shop in Hardwick.  She enjoyed crocheting and reading, and was a member of the Tuesday Morning Bowling League. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 36 in Ludlow, VT where she and Charlie had a summer cabin.

A private burial will be held in the Hardwick Center Cemetery at a later date.  A Celebration of Life for both her and Charlie will be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at:

Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements. 

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Celebration of Life at a later date


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