Normand A. Rivard – Blackstone

Normand A. Rivard – Blackstone

Normand A. Rivard, 90, of Blackstone, formerly of Woonsocket and Bellingham, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 9, 2021, with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband for 59 years of the late Constance (Recore) Rivard. He was born in Woonsocket, on October 5, 1930, to the late Mathias and Anne Marie (Charrette) Rivard.

Normand was a tool and dye maker for the Draper Division of the North American Rockwell Co. for over 25 years. He also worked at Wardwell Braiding Co. in Pawtucket for 10 years before his retirement in 1993. Normand served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a former Scout Master in Bellingham, and member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Travelers. Normand along with his wife, Constance, loved to travel and visited all the 50 states of the United States and all the Canadian Provinces by motor home and also traveling through Europe and touring China. Their greatest highlight was visiting the Passion Plays in Oberammergau in Germany. He was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church in Blackstone.

He was the loving father of Deborah Baro and her husband, Robert, of Blackstone; Gisele Golembeski and her husband, Richard, of Woonsocket; Russell Rivard and his wife, Joanne, of Woonsocket; Michael Rivard and his wife, Vicky, of Franklin, Tenn.; and Christopher Rivard and his companion, Shiela, of Blackstone. He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Jason Harvey and Melissa Brodeur; Stacey Peckham and Timothy Golembeski; Jennifer Maddy; Brittany Quiles, Mathew, Michael Jr., Ryan, Shawn, Jordan, Jessica, and Jarad Rivard; Jillian and Rebecca Rivard. He also leaves his good friend Alice Picard of Woonsocket; 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as his loving “doobies.” He was predeceased by his sisters Lucia Tellier, Gertrude Rivard, and Lorenza Burlingame.

His funeral will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 9 a.m., from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Theresa’s Church, Rathbun St. Blackstone. Burial with Military Honors will be held in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery.

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