Anne T. Champlin, 83, passed away at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, NY on Sunday October 31, 2021.
Anne was born in Beacon on October 2, 1938 to James Hopper and Lilian McGrath. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Raymond on November 4, 2020.
Anne graduated from Beacon High School and began her nursing career at Vassar College. Always excelling she enjoyed learning new things while working at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and doing home visits in the community. Anne’s quest to share her passion for nursing lead her to become a professor of nursing at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh where she formed life-long friendships with her colleagues. Never satisfied with her quest for knowledge she continued her education at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College amazing her family on how she was able to balance the roles of wife, mother, professor and student all at the same time. Seeking new opportunities Anne took a management position at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Montrose where she enjoyed getting back into the “hands on” aspect of nursing. During this time she was able to complete her doctorate in nursing from Columbia to the surprise of no one who knew her drive. The urge to share her knowledge was too much and she finished her career as a nursing professor at SUNY New Paltz touching many more young nurses.
Anne was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic church and had a strong lifelong religious connection.
In addition to her husband Ray, Anne was predeceased by her sister Mary, brother Tom and his wife Barbara, sisters-in-law Claudia and Cathy Hopper, brother-in-law Norman Champlin Jr and his wife Rose and niece Karen (Champlin) Chiappini. Anne is survived by her son Jonathan and her pride and joy – her two grandsons Michael and Matthew Champlin. She is also survived by her brothers Jim and John Hopper and sisters Betty Hopper and Tricia (Dave) Burke along with many nieces and nephews and loving friends.
Friends may call on Thursday November 4,2021 from 5-8pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday November 5, 2021 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, Cold Spring. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in her name to Our Lady of Loretto church, 24 Fair St, Cold Spring, NY 10516.