Diane Rivers

Diane Marie Rivers, 69, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, November 20th, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born October 10, 1942 in Everett, Massachusetts the daughter of Guido and Catherine (Lynch) Rigolini. Diane was raised and educated in Everett. She graduated from St. Rose with the Class of 1960. In 1964 she and her sweetheart, Robert Rivers, were married in the Immaculate Conception Church of Everett. They settled down in Malden to raise their family. Diane helped her husband run their business, the Bo-Jac Construction Company for 46 years. She also had her real estate license and worked as a Real Estate Broker. Together they shared nearly 50 years, until Bobs passing less than a month ago. Diane also operated her own internet business, "Angels Over Boston". In addition, she sold arts and crafts at shows and fairs around New England. Diane was a long time active member of the Jr. Aide Society of Malden. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, although her greatest joy was taking care of her family. She is survived by her children, Robert J. Rivers Jr. and his wife Kris of Wakefield, Pamela B. Cogliano and her husband Sal of Malden, and Timothy D. Rivers and his wife Jill of Malden, her brother, Frank Rigolini and his wife Suzanne of Everett, and her wonderful grandchildren, Valerie, Andrew, Alex, Timmy, Ryan, Jackson, Nicole, and Joseph and her family, Joan Chuha and husband Steve of Stoneham, Thomas Rivers and wife Anne of Malden, John Jack Rivers and wife Mary Rose of Malden, J. Charles Rivers and wife Lois of Wakefield, Bruce Rivers and wife Gail of Malden, Vera Rivers and husband Charles Deradourian of Malden, Linda Burdick and the late Douglas Burdick of Malden, the late Dawn Prestone and husband Dominic of Saugus and many nieces andnephews. Diane was preceded in death by her husband Bob, and her parents, Guido and Catherine Rigolini. Funeral services weree held Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden. Interment to follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Kindly consider donations in Dianes memory to The Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department ,271 Huntington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115. www.weirfuneralhome.com


Published in The Malden Observer from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29, 2011