Raymond Rivers

Raymond E. Rivers

November 7, 1948 - February 19, 2020
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Raymond Edward Rivers, 71, of Cheshire, MA, passed away February 19, 2020 surrounded by his loving family, at his home where he resided for the last 40 years,

Born in Pittsfield on November 7, 1948 son of the late Raymond L. and Charlotte Bence Rivers, he was a 1966 graduate of Pittsfield High School.

Mr. Rivers was a Vietnam Veteran, having served with the Marines for 8 years.

He married the former Marlene Russell on July 3, 1971 at the former Notre Dame Church.

Mr. Rivers worked as a refrigeration and vending machine servicer for Coca-Cola and Giftos Brothers for over 30 years. Most recently he worked for American Medical Response as a field training officer in the chair car division and also for County Ambulance in the chair car division, having retired in 2013.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marlene Rivers; daughters, Kimberly Grady and her husband, Derek of Cheshire and Kelly Rivers of Pittsfield grandchildren, Bret and Drew Grady, Dominic Gattuso and Brodie Rivers-Phillips; brothers, Kevin Rivers and Guy Rivers. He was predeceased by his brother, Wayne Rivers.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services with Military Honors will be held, TUESDAY, February 25, 2020 at 12:00pm at DERY-CHESHIRE FUNERAL HOME, 121 N. State Road, Cheshire, MA. Calling hours will precede the service from 10am to 12pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Soldier On; Medassist; or HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home, PO Box 445, Cheshire, MA 01225.
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  • Visitation

    February 25, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    February 25, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Dery-Cheshire Funeral Home
    121 North State Road
    CHESHIRE, MA 01225
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  • Service

    February 25, 2020 | 12:00pm
    February 25, 2020 12:00pm
    Dery-Cheshire Funeral Home
    121 North State Rd.
    CHESHIRE, MA 01202
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Beverly Russell

Posted at 04:37pm
Marlene and Girls … Ray made me laugh more than once for sure . I remember the cookouts we had on Cheshire Rd. so many years ago . It was so good getting together . I really miss those days . Just so happy that I can say he is my brother in law.
Love you all dearly ,

Kevin and Cindy

Posted at 04:37pm
Our sincere condolences. We had such great times with Ray at camp. He was always laughing. Marlene, remember the time you hid the dishes under our camper? That was funny. Do not think Ray ever caught on to that one. Bet he is playing horseshoes with Bill up there. Our love, Kevin and Cindy Thomson

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