WATERVILLE – Sister Marie-Oliva, csj, nee Emilienne Champagne, died Wednesday, April 1, at Mount St. Joseph.

She was born April 28, 1907, in St. Martin, Beauce, P.Q., Canada, the daughter of Gedeon and Olivine (Roy) Champagne.

She was educated in St. Martin at St. Anthony in Jackman and at LaMennais College in Alfred. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Lyon, France, in 1923, and served at the Creche St. Bernard until she returned to Maine in 1926.

She taught at St. Michael, South Berwick; St. Ann, Dexter; Sacred Heart, Auburn; St. John, Winslow and retired in 1991. She became a member of Fontbonne Community at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville in 1995.

She is survived by one sister, Aline Corriveau and one brother, Henry Champagne and wife, Anne, all of Jackman; several nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Laudia Champagne and Yvonne McDade; brother, Paul Champagne and sister-in-law, Germaine; and brother-in-law, Raymond Corriveau.

The Sisters of St. Joseph express their sincere gratitude to the personnel and nursing staff of Mount St. Joseph and to the Beacon Hospice nurses for the love and selfless care they gave Sister Marie Oliva.

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