Martin Henry Delano Vivier – Cumberland

Martin Henry Delano Vivier – Cumberland

Family and friends are mourning the loss our beloved Martin Henry Delano Vivier who passed away on July 18, 2020, at the age of 31. Martin brought a kind, joyful spirit to the world, that is greatly missed.

He leaves behind a family that adored him: his parents, Patrick and Guadalupe Vivier; his sister Hogan Vivier; his Pepere and Nanny, Henry and Mary Vivier; his aunts and uncles Frederic (Godfather) and Peggy Clark, Colleen (Godmother) and Jeffrey Boisvert, Maureen and Brian McCourt, Kathleen and David Simoneau; and his cousins Bindy and Catherine Clark; Sean, Thao, Ian, Jessica, Cameron, Aaron, Brayden, Colin, Glendy and Desmond Boisvert; Joseph, Abigail and Nicole McCourt; and Sydney, Connor and Peyton Simoneau. Martin was preceded in death by his abuelos Maria Elena and Alejandro Delano.

Martin was born in Providence, R.I., spending his childhood in Cumberland and Lincoln, R.I., as well as Towson, Md. Martin graduated from the Wheeler School in 2007 where he was an outstanding athlete, excelling in basketball and soccer. As a Wheeler School teacher recently wrote about Martin, “Younger students looked up to him and he was so willing to help anyone in his path. He was thoughtful, talented, kind, and loving. He lit up any room he was in ... He made people feel seen.”

After attending Northeastern University, the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, Martin worked in a variety of settings. What he did best and what brought him the most joy was helping others. This was particularly true as a coach at the Wheeler School, combining his knowledge of sports with his caring nature and a love of mentoring. He also loved animals, previously working at the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) and most recently working on a farm in South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martin’s memory to the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (http://brown.edu/go/MartinVivierMemoriam). Donations in Martin’s memory will be used to support programs to foster physical fitness and academic achievement for children in low income communities. Martin would love that his spirit will help others have the sports and academic support opportunities that were important to him in his life.

The current pandemic makes it difficult to plan for family and friends to come together to grieve. We want everyone to be safe. Friends and family are invited to share photos of Martin or to create a short video or audio message remembering Martin. We will be creating a video album to help us through this difficult time. Please email any photos, videos or audio messages to: theviviers2423@gmail.com.