Ann L. Rivanis
METHUEN -- Ann L. (Davis) Rivanis, 66, of Methuen, formerly of Lowell, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Methuen Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
A daughter of the late Joseph J. Davis and the late Mary S. (Shymonowicz) Davis, she was born August 13, 1947, in Concord, MA, and educated in the local schools, graduating from Lowell High School, Class of 1965, and was also a graduate of the former State Teachers College with a Bachelors Degree in History.
She made her home in Pelham until 1997 when she relocated to Methuen where she made her home until her death. She valued time spent with her family, especially with her son, Leal, and in her younger days enjoyed reading. As an animal lover, she volunteered at the Methuen M.S.P.C.A. for the past fifteen years. She also enjoyed collectibles, especially comic books and toys.
Ann worked as a contract administrator for ABT Associates for more than thirty years before her retirement.
She is survived by her son, Leal S. Rivanis of Bristol, NH; his father and her former spouse, Daniel J. Rivanis of Bristol, NH; her sisters, Helen Kalil and her husband, Dr. Joseph Kalil of Methuen, and Mary Richardson of Randolph; an aunt, Frances Berlied of Acton; and several nieces and nephews.
RIVANIS -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HER VISITATION FROM 3 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 11, AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HER PRAYER SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 3 P.M. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VISITATION AT THE FUNERAL HOME. MEMORIALS IN HER NAME CAN BE MADE TO M.S.P.C.A. AT NEVINS FARM, 400 BROADWAY, METHUEN, MA 01844. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
McDonough Funeral Home
14 Highland Street Lowell, MA 01852-3359
Published in Lowell Sun from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014