Levine Chapels

470 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA


Elliott Rivo MD

Elliott Rivo, MD, of Brookline at age 85 on Monday, August 13, 2018. For 53 years, he was the beloved husband of Sharon Pucker Rivo. Loving father of Lisa Rivo, Steven Rivo & his wife Jessica Millstone, and Rebecca Rivo. Cherished “Tata” to Jones and Sylvie.

Accomplished OB/GYN physician, skilled surgeon and early pioneer in women’s health and contraception including the development of the birth control pill, IUD, infertility treatments, and microsurgery. Former faculty member of Harvard and Tufts medical schools.

He is survived by his devoted family, including his identical twin brother Morton G. Rivo, niece and nephew Susie and Michael Rivo, brother and sister in law Bernard & Sue Pucker and nephews Michael, Ken, and Jon Pucker.

Services will be held at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline on Wednesday, August 15 at 2:30pm. Interment at Beit Olam Cemetery, 61 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27), Wayland.

Memorial observance at the family home in Brookline, following the burial through 8:00pm and continuing Thursday, August 16, from 4:00-9:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Physicians for Reproductive Rights (prh.org) or The Benjamin M. Banks, MD Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116.

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Elliott Rivo MD

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Eveline Weyl

August 16, 2018

We will miss your good humor, gentleness and good conversation and positive attitude.
We feel bad that we could not be there to honor your memory and just be with your loving family
World without Elliott won't be the same
Guy and Eveline

Lynne Korman

August 15, 2018

Dear Mort, Steve, Jessica and Susie,

I am so sorry for you loss. May his memory be a blessing.

Lynne Korman