In Memory of

Donald

Marcel

Rivard

Obituary for Donald Marcel Rivard

Donald “Don” Marcel Rivard,76, died peacefully on February 8, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 6, 1947 in Manchester, NH, the son of the late Marceline (Talbot) Rivard and the late Armand Rivard.

Don was the loving husband of JoAnne Beaulieu Rivard for 45 years. They were married on August 18, 1978, in Nashua, NH. They were longtime residents of Brookline, NH.

Don was a graduate of Plymouth State College and the University of New Hampshire, with a master’s degree in Elementary Education. He taught for several years, before moving onto other positions related to sales and finance. He spent most of his career working with mortgages.

Don enjoyed playing cards, sports, and traveling, among many other hobbies. Recently, he was an avid Bridge player and consistently beat many of his family members at Cribbage. As a father of three girls, he spent much time coaching, including starting a girls’ varsity soccer team at Hollis/Brookline High School. In his retirement, he took many trips with his wife and extended family to various National Parks and other exotic locations.

Along with his parents, Don was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Rivard.

Don is survived by his wife, Jody, and their three daughters; Elizabeth Rivard of Watertown, MA, Katelyn Ladner, her husband Aaron, and their sons Sam and Ryan, of Brookline, NH, and Nicole Anderson, her husband Bill, and their children Drew and Natalie, of Nashua, NH. He is also survived by his brother Jerry Rivard and his partner Kathy Albert. Don also leaves behind many brother- and sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at 10 am, Monday, February 19, 2024, at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W Hollis St, Nashua, NH 03062, with Bishop Christian officiating. A reception will follow at Alpine Grove,19 S Depot Rd, Hollis, NH 03049. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online at https://www.heart.org/ , The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or online at https://www.alz.org/ , or the Human Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd, Nashua, NH 03064, or online at https://www.hsfn.org/donate-now/ . The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."