William W. Rivers, 65, of Brockton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Hilda Pat (Lewis) Rivers. Born April 21, 1948, in Boston, he was the son of the late Bonnie Rivers and Gertrude (Lewis) Rivers. William served as a Boston Police Officer for 32 years before retiring in 2007 and then worked as an M.I.T. Police Officer for three years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Pat (Correia) Rivers; his children, Kimberly Utley-Billy, William W. Cooper, Erica L. Rivers and Derek W. Rivers; his grandchildren, Marquie Cooper, Miley Cooper and Kailah A. Billy; his siblings, Lonzie, B. Dee, Andrew, George Rivers, Gregus Lee Jr., Melva, Delois, Carrie, Gladys, Marylin, Annette, Earlene Rivers, Ernestine Rivers and LaVornia King. He is also survived by the Williams family. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Calling hours will continue Friday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren Ave., Roxbury, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. For directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Sept. 11, 2013