Patricia Rivers

Patricia Ann Rivers

1952 - 2013 LANESBOROUGH Patricia Ann Rivers, 61, of 9 Ann Drive, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at Berkshire Medical Center after a short illness.

Born on March 10, 1952, in Pittsfield, a daughter of the late Louis D. and Lorrayne A. Lecuyer Barnes, she attended schools in Lanesborough and was a 1970 graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School.

Patricia was last employed as a scheduler in the office of the Visiting Nurse Association for many years; she also had worked as a waitress for many years at the former Chowder House Restaurant.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lanesborough. She enjoyed playing in a Pitch League in Pittsfield, and she was a volunteer at the Veterans Food Pantry in Lanesborough.

She was a communicant of Saint Charles Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves her beloved husband, Bernard S. Rivers, whom she married at St. Charles Church on April 24, 1971; a daughter, Rebecca L. Rivers-Echeverria of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Stephen B. Rivers and his wife, Anne Marie of Millville, and Daniel P. Rivers and his wife, Roman of Pittsfield; two brothers, John and Richard Barnes, both of Pittsfield, and five adored grandchildren, Elijah and Chloe Echeverria, and Elizabeth, William and Vanessa Rivers.

She was predeceased by a loving Aunt Rita Wigglesworth.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Patricia Rivers will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 9:15 a.m. from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Charles Church, celebrated by the Rev. Peter A. Gregory, pastor. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours at Dery Funeral Home will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials in her memory be made to the Lanesboro Veterans Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.


Funeral Home

Dery Funeral Home
54 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-9151

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 22, 2013