Jesse Champney

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Grafton, N.H. — Jesse Champney, 26, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 in Canaan, N.H. 

Jesse was born May 13, 1991 in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Cheryl Mason and Jody Champney. He was raised his 26 years in Grafton by his mother and step-father, Oscar (Fred) Butman. He attended the Mascoma Schools and finished out at Mascoma High School earning his GED. Jesse was a hard worker and would work many odd jobs throughout the Upper Valley. He worked most of his jobs along side his step father Fred in doing construction, loved to work with his uncle Henry and was working with Chad Rombow at Rombow and sons repairs. He was a talented artist who liked sketching and tattoo work. Jesse enjoyed building and working on his car in his spare time. He loved to make people laugh with his silly sense of humor and joking around. Jesse liked barbecuing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. 

Jesse is predeceased by his father Jody, three grandparents and an uncle.

He is survived by his mother and step-father; a brother Joshua Champney and a sister Shania Butman all of Grafton. A brother Shawn Mooney of Stoddard, N.H.; a fiancé  Saeti Tobin; of Grafton; an aunt and uncle Melissa and Henry J. Champney, an aunt Theresa Champney and husband James Gerlack and an uncle John Thompson all of Grafton; Aunt Tammy Sherlin of North Carolina; two uncles, Tony and Robert Mason of Mass; grandmother Jean Morgan and husband Lee of Mass, grandmother Ginny Champney of Florida, grandmother Barbara Butman and Uncle Paul Butman both of Canaan, N.H.; two nephews, Joshua and Gabriel Champney along with numerous cousins and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. (casual dress) at Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt.

Condolences may be expressed to Jesse’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com. Any questions please contact Cheryl and Oscar at 602-523-7204.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Second Wind Foundation, 200 Olcott Drive, White River Junction, Vt. 05001.