Gloria Jean Champney “Glo”, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. After a courageous four-year battle with lung cancer, she has now been reunited with her loving husband, Bob. Bob passed away in 2014 after losing his own battle to lung cancer.
Gloria grew up in North Troy, VT, as one of eight children. After losing her father and two sisters in a house fire in 1953, the family moved to Claremont, NH, where she attended Stevens High School. Gloria married in 1960 and had three children, Lori, Robert, and Randy. She worked at Holson Inc. in Claremont, NH, and married Robert Champney (Bob) on August 20, 1988. They enjoyed vacationing in North Carolina, camping, fishing, Nascar, NFL, cookouts with family and friends, and weekend get a way’s to visit their Newport, VT, family. Gloria loved her gardening, canning, and baking. She also enjoyed how much her grandchildren loved sleepover’s over at Grammie’s and Grampa’s/Meme’s and Papas. After Bob passed away, Gloria still enjoyed an active life. She loved walking every morning with her girlfriends, Bunny, Annette, and Lou to MacGlaflin Farm to visit her friends Jason and Julue MacGlaflin. Just last summer Gloria canned over 200 jars of fruits and vegetables.
Gloria was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, and her husband. She leaves behind her three children, Lori Laplante of Ascutney, VT, Robert Stoodley Sr. and his wife Sharon of Claremont, NH, and Randy Stoodley and his wife Doreen of Weathersfield, VT, her sister Helen Gaddis of Claremont, NH, her eight grandchildren, and her fourteen great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Jake.
Gloria was never afraid to take on a challenge and overcame many obstacles in her life making her the incredible woman she was. She created an amazing family and lived life to its fullest, and will forever be cherished by those who were blessed enough to know her!
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Gloria’s life will be held later in the Spring of 2021.
You are invited to share a memory of Gloria with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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