Robert J. "Bob" Rivard

April 9, 1928November 4, 2014
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Robert J. Rivard, 86 of Manchester, died November 4, 2014 at the Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center after a brief illness. He was born in Manchester on April 9, 1928 the son of Robert J. and Anna (LaMontagne) Rivard, Sr. and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. He was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Manchester West High School where he met the love of his life Claire Janelle. They were married on May 10, 1952.

He was a proud veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge he returned to Manchester and was employed as a salesman at Cote Brothers Bakery with over 30 years of service.

Bob was an avid golfer and held membership at the Intervale Country Club for more than fifty years. He loved sports and spent many afternoons cheering the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics. He and Claire also enjoyed many years of ballroom dancing. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Claire G. Rivard in February 2014, by his brothers Roland Rivard, Armand Rivard, Marcel Rivard, Ronald Rivard and Roger Rivard and by his sister Rita Bernier.

Members of his family include his three sons David Rivard of Penacook, Dennis Rivard and his wife Louise of Hooksett and Daniel Rivard and his wife Sharon of Hopkinton, his daughter Michelle Rivard and her partner Norman Champagne of Weare, his grandson Christopher Rivard and his wife Kathleen of Essex Junction, VT, his three granddaughters Emily Rivard-Quinn and Miranda Rivard both of Manchester and Danielle Guinnesso and her husband Jason of Auburn and his two great-granddaughters Arianna Rynesko and Ellie Guinnesso as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Sunday November 9 from 2 to 5PM at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech in Manchester. A Memorial Service was celebrated on Monday November 10 at 11AM in the funeral home. Urn burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Bob’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 9, 2014
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 10, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" Rivard

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December 19, 2014

This was a gifted person who is surely a loss to us all but we are inspired by the many astounding accomplishments. May the family have peace we cherish the special memories. (Isaiah 2:4) 4 He will render judgment among the nations And set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, Nor will they learn war anymore. May we all rejoice in this good news.

December 5, 2014

My deepest sympathise . May you find peace .


November 29, 2014

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4)

November 29, 2014

I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you during this time.

November 24, 2014

So incredibly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Now is the time to "trust in God with all your heart and and do not lean upon your own understanding, in all your ways take notice of him and he will make your paths straight"- proverbs 3: 5 &6

November 22, 2014

My thoughts are with the family and close friends during this difficult time.May you find comfort in God's word the Bible because he cares for you ( 1 Peter 5 : 7 )

Sue Geary

November 13, 2014

We have been through this journey together from the beginning. It amazes me how our lives have been so parallel, both of our parents being married for over 60 years, both ending up in Villacrest, the funfilled childhood we both had, the family full of love, loosing our moms within 5 months of each other. I will be here for you if you ever want to talk, cry, laugh or just share stories of your mom and dad. Remember the good times, as I know there was many!!!
I love you my friend,

November 12, 2014

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort you during this difficult time. 2Corr 1:3,4

November 12, 2014

May God give you and your family the strength to get through this difficult time.


November 11, 2014

So sorry to read of your loss, have faith in Gods promise of a restored paradise when no one will say "I am sick".