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Obituary: Grace (Bergevin) Rivers, 1930-2015 Winooski, VT

Published August 20, 2015 at 4:00 a.m.
Updated August 24, 2015 at 11:08 a.m.

Grace (Bergevin) Rivers
  • Grace (Bergevin) Rivers

Grace (Bergevin) Rivers, 85, of Winooski passed away Monday August 17, 2015. Grace was born on June 19, 1930 to Joseph and Eva (Francis) Bergevin. In 1957, she married Donald Rivers Sr. at St. Stephens’s Church in Winooski. Grace worked for many years at Mary Fletcher Hospital as a manager of the cafeteria. In her early years, she loved spending time fishing with her husband at their camp in the islands. Grace loved cardinals and had a passion for knitting. Last Christmas she made 10 afghans and gave them out as gifts to her nurses, doctors, and her dear friend Charlene Rooney. She was loved by all her neighbors and everyone that she met.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister Theresa Provost, her stepson Donald Rivers Jr. and his wife Peggy, step grandson Dory Rivers, nieces Donna Stearns, Deborah Latulippe, and nephew Edward Provost. She is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Eva Bergevin, her brother Leon Bergevin and her dog and constant companion Oggie.

Calling hours will be held 4-7pm Thursday August 20, 2015 at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service 132 Main St. Winooski. A mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Friday August 21, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Church Winooski, burial ill immediately follow at New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences can be left for the family at

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