Albert C. Rivers
WOONSOCKET- Albert C. Rivers, 87, of Hemond Ave., Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at The Friendly Home on Friday, May 25, 2012 with his son by his side.
Born in Woonsocket on March 16, 1925, he was the son of the late William C. and Delina (Demarse) Rivers and is the last of ten children born to them.
In1951, Mr. Rivers entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict, as a member of the 66th Signal Battalion, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1952, he received an honorable discharge, and was transferred to USAR Ready Reserve and received an honorable discharge in 1957.
In 1954, one day after hurricane Carroll, he married Jeannette Clement to whom he remained married for 51 years until her passing in 2005, living their entire lives in Woonsocket.
As a laborer, Mr. Rivers was employed by the Enterprise Dye Works for 29 years, where he eventually made shift foreman and was a member of the International Trade Union. He then continued to worked as a machinist for the Foxboro Company for 15 years until retiring in 1988.
A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, he was a member of the American Legion Post #86 of Cumberland and served as the Jr. Vice Commander. He was active in his church belonging to both the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Holy Name Society at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, before his health forced his to retire.
Mr. Rivers is survived by one son, Michael A. Rivers of Woonsocket and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 9:00AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Park Ave., Woonsocket. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farm St., Blackstone. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, May 29th from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
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