Jean Louis Lariviere

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Norwich - Jean Louis Lariviere, 82, of Norwich, passed away at his home on April 20, 2013.

He was born in Dover, N.H., in 1930, eldest son of Robert A. Lariviere and Irene M. (Morin) Lariviere. Jean received an honorable discharge from the 1082nd Regiment at Stewart AFB, Newburg, N.Y., in 1952.

He married his loving wife, Rita (Snack) Lariviere, on Jan. 25, 1953, at Sacred Heart Church in Mahwah, N.J.

He graduated cum laude from Fairleigh Dickenson University, Madison, N.J., in 1968, majoring in business administration. He worked in the manufacturing industry of aero-space and nuclear parts as a quality assurance engineer for 45 years, retiring from Proto-Power Corp., of Groton, in 1993.

His civic activities included six years on the Planning and Zoning Board of Montville, elected to the Zoning Board of Appeals for two terms. He served as the original treasurer for the Southeast Region Resourced Recovery Authority and as Montville's representative for 15 years. Most recently, he had dedicated his spare time to St. John the Evangelist Church Parish. In addition to teaching basic computer courses to Montville's senior citizens, he served on the membership committee and as an AARP tax preparation assistant in New London County until 2004.

Besides his loving wife, Rita, he is survived by a son, Robert Larivieve of Taftville; daughters, Renee Johnston of Norwich, Christine Adler and her husband, David, of Lewiston, Maine, and Sister Mary Paul Lariviere, order of St. Clare, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; grandchildren, Heather, Jeremy, Platoon Sergeant Matthew, Cynthia, Barbara, Katelin, and Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Jenna, William, Simonne, Alexandria, Sarah, Robert, and Julianna. He also leaves behind brothers, Lawrence Lariviere and his wife, Pam, of Portsmouth, N.H., George Lariviere and his wife, Charlene, of Brighton, Maine; a sister, Wilda Southard and her husband, Jim, of Fitchburg, Mass.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Lariviere and his wife, Lois, of Lamar, Colo.

Family and friends may visit the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, Route 32, Montville, from 4 to 8 p.m on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Maple Ave., Uncasville. Interment will immediately follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Uncasville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's honor to St. John Church, 22 Maple Ave., Uncasville, CT 06382 or to Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.

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Published in The Day on Apr. 22, 2013
Jean Lariviere
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