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1922 2014 ADAMS Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Gebauer Rivers, 91, of 75 Commercial St., , died early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 at North Adams Commons. She was born in Adams on August 22, 1922, daughter of the late Henry and Maude Coons Gebauer. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1960. Mrs. Rivers worked for many years at the former Waverly Fabrics in Adams, until retiring. She then worked for the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training for several years. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, North Adams. She was a member of the Adams and North Adams Historical Societies as well as the Hairpin Turners Square Dancers and the Berkshire Chorale. Her husband, Roger W. Rivers, whom she married on November 8, 1947, died on October 11, 2011. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Rusek and her husband, George, of Adams and Donna Balardini and her husband, David, of Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Chad Rusek of Portland, Ore., Brett Rusek of Easley, S.C., Lori Deane and her husband, Andrew, of Boston and Darren Balardini and his wife, Stacey, of Holliston; and four great-grandchildren, Max and Sarah Deane and Ryan and Alyssa Balardini. She was predeceased by two brothers, William and Howard Gebauer. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be on Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling hours are Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1436 Massachusetts Ave., North Adams, MA 01247. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 1, 2014
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