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Armand Rivard Jr.

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Armand A. Rivard Jr., 61, of 77 Holbrook St., North Adams, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams, a son of the late Armand A. Rivard Sr. and Clara (Pierre) Rivard. He attended schools in North Adams, including the former St. Joseph’s Parochial High School.

He was a former member of the Massachusetts National Guard in North Adams. He was employed for several years as a fire fighter for the North Adams Fire Department. He then was employed at the North Adams Window Washing Co. and was the former owner and operator of his own window washing business. He also served as a police officer and dog officer for the town of Clarksburg. He was last employed as a maintenance worker for Eric Rudd in North Adams. He loved music, playing the guitar and spending time with his dog “Scruffy.”

Survivors include one daughter, Kerry Hoag of North Adams, with whom he made his home; one son, Jamie Rivard of North Adams; one stepdaughter, Angelia Giracca of Pittsfield; four stepsons, Joseph Forrest of Pittsfield, Wayne Forrest of North Carolina, Chad Forrest of North Adams and Rolland “Pete” Forrest of North Adams; one sister Carol Sebastino of Pownal, Vt.; five grandchildren, Katelin Rivard, Amanda Hoag, Kiersten Hoag, Karissa Hoag and Riley Rivard; one great-grandson Christian Rivera; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral Services for Armand A. Rivard Jr. will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St. North Adams, Mass. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 1, 2007
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