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Eileen C. Rivard
BLACKSTONE- Eileen C. (Deconing) Rivard, 77, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Rivard.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 3, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Alberta (Chevrette) Deconing.
She was the loving mother of Linda J. Overcash and her husband, James C. Overcash, II, Avon, CO, and Donald Rivard and his partner, Jerry DiBiasio of Johnston, RI. She was the loving grandmother of James C. Overcash, III and Shannon E. Overcash of Avon, CO. She was the sister of Jeannine Galipeau of Woonsocket, RI.
A resident of Blackstone for 5 years formerly of Bellingham and Woonsocket where she was raised and a graduate of Woonsocket High School Class of 1953. She was employed at New England Instrument of Woonsocket for many years until retiring and previously was a school bus driver for Vendetti Bus Company of Bellingham for many years.
She loved playing cards, BINGO and slot machines. One of her greatest joys was spending summers in Colorado with her grandchildren. Devoted to her family and friends, she will be greatly missed.
Funeral will be held on Saturday, June 9th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM at St. Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI. Interment will follow at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA.
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