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Gilbert R. Rivard

October 14, 1933 – February 24, 2018

Gilbert Rivard
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Obituary for Gilbert R. Rivard

Gilbert R. Rivard, 84, of Somers entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. Gilbert was born October 14, 1933, in Springfield, MA the son of the late Ernest and Eva (Perrault) Rivard. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Gilbert was employed with Mass Mutual for several years prior to working at The Hartford from which he retired in 1985 after many years. He was a member of the Somers Senior Center where he enjoyed playing Bridge, and a former member of the Somers Village Players. Gilbert enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Elmcrest Country Club. He was also a member of the National Ski Patrol and physically active most of his life and some of the many activities he enjoyed were bicycling with his sons, playing tennis, skiing, and fishing. He is survived by his three sons, Mark Rivard and his wife, Debra of Enfield, Michael Rivard and his wife, Robin of Clayton, MO and Glenn Rivard of Sharon, MA; his eight grandchildren, Danielle Bessaoud and her husband, Kias of Groveland, MA, Adam Rivard and his wife, Jackie of Somers, Ashley Pleva and her husband, Sam of Somers, Dr. Rebecca Rivard and her husband, Tim Miles of Philadelphia, PA, Emma and Abby Rivard of Clayton, MO, Madison Rivard of Boston, MA, and Noah Rivard of Sharon, MA; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Mackenzie, and Griffin Bessaoud; his former wife, Joan M. Rivard of Somers and several nieces and nephews. Gilbert was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Rivard and two sisters, Claire Rivard and Jean Benson. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St., (Route 190) Somers. A funeral service celebrating Gilbert's life will follow the visiting hours at 5:30 pm. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pedal the Cause in support of cancer research. Go to www.pedalthecause.org/donate and click general donation or make check payable to Pedal the Cause, 900 Spruce Street, Suite 125, St. Louis, MO 63102. Please notate “In Memory of Gilbert Rivard” either online or in the memo of the check. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.somersfuneralhome.com

First Visitation

When Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
Somers Funeral Home
Address
354 Main Street
Somers, CT
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Service Information

When
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 5:30pm
Location
Somers Funeral Home
Address
354 Main Street
Somers, CT

Interment Information

Location
At the convenience of the family
Address
Address Not Available