Richard E. Champlin
Richard E. Champlin died peacefully at home with his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard “Dick” Champlin was a dedicated father of five who believed family is everything. His wife, children and grandchildren brought so much happiness to him throughout his life. He was the husband of Jackie (Daylor) Champlin for 39 years. Son of the late Ruth (Brannen) Champlin and Kenneth Champlin Sr, he was the dedicated father of Richard Champlin Jr and fiancé Sherri Matano, Derek Champlin and wife Melanie, David Champlin and wife Nicole, Dean Champlin and wife Tomesha Daniel Champlin and girlfriend Kassandra Colasante. He was the brother of Margaret “Peggy” Champlin, Kenneth Champlin Jr, the late William and Robert Champlin. Grandfather of Haley, Felicity, Caiden, Cheyanne, Mia, Daniel Jr. and Conner Champlin. In addition Cai’liana Champlin who is on the way. He was a beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews which he adored. Richard served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an avid sports fan of all the Boston teams especially The Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. There is nothing he loved more than watching the games with his sons and their friends. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery in Cranston. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-8:00pm.
Melanie Champlin - 10/21/2013
Papa, You are the father i never had.. Our kids will remember the good times they had with you and so will we.. We will forever miss you and love you.You will always be in our hearts..We will all take care of eachtother. Happy you are no longer in pain but very sad that you are gone.Love you "To the moon and back" (nana's words).
Millie Champlin Smith - 10/21/2013
Uncle Dick, I am gonna miss you so much. You were my second Dad. I have so many great memories of all the times all of us had. My Dad is already lost without you! Can't wait to see you again!
Diane Highan - 10/21/2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss. Dick will be missed by many.
Jaime Kohler Diaz - 10/21/2013
My thoughts and Prayers go out to Jackie and your family, I am soo very sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you all!! He will be missed by many but never forgotten. Let your angel shine down on you until you meet again !
Joe Baldino - 10/21/2013
Mr. C it was an honor knowing you for the last 30 years. You were like my second dad, I always enjoyed watching the Bruins games with you and or talks during them. You were the best and will be greatly missed.
Tim Hill - 10/21/2013
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with Dick's family. We had so many good times together and more laughing than I can even remember. I will miss you Dick, but never,ever forget you. You live on in your sons. GOD Bless you...
Eugene Matera - 10/21/2013
Papa dick, you will be missed by many however I know you are smiling down on us as you are pain free. My thoughs and prayers go to your wonderful wife and the rest of the wonderful champlin family.
Virginia Packard - 10/21/2013
My deepest sympathy to Jackie and family. My thought and prayers are with you all. May Dick rest in peace. He will be missed by many.
FROM ALL OF US @EGOIL - 10/21/2013
our condolences to all of the family.
It is a hard time for all of you and may God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
Kasondra Colasante - 10/21/2013
Papa you were such a great man, Father, and Grandfather! The best father in law a girl could ask for! You had the best sence of humor and love for all of us! You raised 5 boys into Fine men!! We will all love and miss you forever. I know you will be by our sides everyday. We will remind babydan and Connor how much of a great man you were. Love you!!
Daniel Bouyssou - 10/21/2013
My Condolences to you Rich and your family.
CAROLINE VENNELL - 10/21/2013
RICHARD, I AM SO SORRY. THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR YOUR LOSS GOD BLESS. LOVE CAROLNE
Linda DelNigro - 10/21/2013
Jackie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your great faith and strength will carry you on with the support of all your family and friends.
Judy Champlin - 10/21/2013
Jackie and boys I'm am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Words cannot really help at a time like this but you are all in my prayers.
Cimini Family - 10/21/2013
Dear Derek, Melanie and Champlin family. We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Turchetta Family - 10/21/2013
We are so truly sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the happy memories, and find strength in each other for your father's greatest legacy is the strong sense of family he has instilled in each of his children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Jones' - 10/21/2013
Jackie, Derek, Mel and family. We were deeply saddened to hear about Papas passing.It's never easy. He was a great father husband and grandfather. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss and hope his lifelong memories help you find some peace. Love you guys. Shanda, Fred, Austin, Alex and Ailani.
Nicole champlin - 10/21/2013
Miss you so much already pops! I am and will always be greatful to be a member of the Champlin family! Love you and all the Champlins! May you rest in peace and watch over us as our gaurdian angel! Xo
nick papaliosas - 10/21/2013
my sincerest condolences to the champlain family in this time of lose. my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you all.
Phil Colasante - 10/21/2013
Can't express or put into words anything that can comfort you or take away the pain you are going through.... Do know there are people that understand how you feel and will pray for you ....
Dan Champlin - 10/22/2013
Its been 3 days now and still dont really seem real to me.I love and miss you like crazy.You were the best dad i could ask for my hero and my best friend.For a long time you were my only friend really.It was me and you every night watching sports together and tv shows.Those moments are the things ill remember forever all the good times we had.Ill make sure my boys know who there papa was love and miss pops.
Christina & John Esposito - 10/22/2013
Millie and Family , our condolences , thoughts and prayers to you all . We are so sorry for your lose .
The Barbers - 10/22/2013
Our Condolences to you all. Rich, we are here if you need us. God Bless you and your family!!!
Debbie and Tony Carosi - 10/23/2013
So sorry about your Dad!
Sue & Bill Bonneau - 10/23/2013
Jackie: So sorry for your loss! Holding you all up in LOVE & LIGHT. GOD BLESS ALWAYS!
Shirley (Archer) McGrath - 10/23/2013
I am so sorry to read of the loss of Richard. I knew "Dickie" when we were all children on Wellington Avenue. I moved at age 12 but I will always remember the fun we had - climbing trees (how to get down!) and playing cars in the sand (dirt) between the houses. My sincere sympathy to Jackie, Peggy and Kenny and all the Champlin family. We will one day climb trees again. Rest in Peace Richard.
I was unaware of the loss of Billy and Bobby
until I read this obit. My heart goes out to all of you. Love, Shirley
Myron Thorick - 10/23/2013
I just read about the loss of Richard. My deepest condolences to a very supportive family. I will remember Dick for who he was with all the sessions we had together for physical therapy. He gave it his best everytime and I could not have asked for more from him. God Bless Everyone. Take care.
Jim and Paula Ribeiro - 10/24/2013
Our Condolences to Richard's family and to Peggy and my old friend Kenny. Also Sorry to hear about your loss of Billy & Bobby
Joyce (Hill) Bastien - 10/24/2013
Dick was a great man & will be missed!!! My heart breaks for his beautiful wife of 39 years & his sons, daughter in laws & grandchildren. XO Joyce, Steve, Jessica, Hailey, Kyle, Andrew & Heather
Denise Russo - 10/27/2013
So Sorry for your loss.
Richard "Dickie" Champlin - 01/29/2015
I write this not for people to read but for my self satisfication. I still read your obit and all the nice things people have said and feel. I try to be the man you were and I struggle. I miss you so much Pops! I see how everyday life stressed you out. Trying to make ends meet aint always as easy as it sounds. Things would just be so much easier if you were here. You were my go to guy, you motivated me. You gave me the confidence I needed. Now when I talk to you, I can't hear you talk back. It feels like such a curse and punishment to not hear your voice anymore. I dedicated 2014 to you. Married, House, and Baby Leah. I know thats all you wanted for me, and that your so proud of me. I just need to hear it, I miss your voice, your sarcasim, your advice, and most of all your love. I try to be strong for my girls, Sheri, Haley, and Leah. I'm just so stressed out, mentally and physically. Bottom line is I wish you were here, it's not fair to your Grandchildren that aren't gonna remember thier time with Papa, and the ones that didn't have time with thier Papa. Because you had so much love to give! Mom is doing so good, she is so strong. I'll lean on her soon, just making sure shes good before I break. The breaking is happening more and more for me lately. I have it under control, but its weighing pretty heavy. I just try and relax and think about how happy you were with your family, and it calms me. My rant is done. I love you Pops, and miss you dearly. You are truely one of a kind, and will FOREVER be missed. Love Dickie