George A. Rivard – Glocester

George A. Rivard – Glocester

George A. Rivard, 81, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Monday, February 24, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Ruth A. (Quinn) Rivard. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Dr. William H. and Margaret H. (Cook) Rivard.

Mr. Rivard was a manager of accounting operations for the Travelers Insurance Company from 1970 to 1986 before retiring. He was a 1958 graduate of Hope High School, attended Bryant College and received his Bachelor or Arts degree from Johnson and Wales. He was a professor at Johnson and Wales, was the first manager of Medicare for the Sate of R.I. and the first administrator of Cedar Crest Nursing Center.

He was a former Scout Master for Troop 2 BSA in Barrington. He was a former commander of the Almeida-Hines DAV Post #22, Cumberland, and a member of the Scituate Rotary Club. He was a Past Grand Knight of Fatima Council #4331, Providence, and a former director of the Providence Lyons Club. Mr. Rivard honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, he leaves his children Christine L. Faber (John) of Homer, Ala., and Scott R. Rivard (Rebecca) of Bedford Hills, N.Y. He was the grandfather of Isabella, Charles and Benjamin Rivard and John and Emily Faber. He was the brother of the late Moreen Oakley, Henry Rivard (Barbara), John Rivard (Catherine), and Charles Rivard (Jean). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave., (Rt.44) Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in St. Philip Church, Greenville. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visitation is Friday, February 28, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to American Heart Association, 1 State St., Ste. 200, Providence, RI 02908 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, will be appreciated.

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