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RICHFORD — Madeleine M. Lariviere, age 94, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford.

She was born in Mansonville, Quebec, Canada on Oct. 30, 1921 to the late Alphonse and Adelia (Lessard) Rouillard.

Madeleine has been a resident of Richford since 1946. She was an active member of All Saints Catholic Church in Richford and a former member of the Tyler Branch Grange #496 and the Richford School system’s “Mothers Club”. Madeleine and her husband, Gerard owned and operated Lariviere’s Feed Store in Enosburg Falls for over 25 years, retiring in 1977. Her hobbies included playing cards and quilting. Madeleine will be remembered for her devotion to the church and her family; the most important aspects of her life.

She is survived by five children, Donald Lariviere and his wife, Pam, and Roselyne Lariviere, all of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marc Lariviere and his wife, Jane of Richford, Jean Lariviere and his wife, Gloria of Post Mills, Vt and Brian Lariviere and his wife, Patti of Richford; five grandchildren, James Lariviere and his wife, Tracy, Nicholas Boylan and his wife, Laura, Lianne Lariviere, Renee Lariviere and Travis Lariviere and his wife, Lucinda; three great-grandchildren, Gordon, Sylvie and Benjamin; three siblings, Annette Dezeil and her husband, Jacques of Newport, Reine Cote of Montreal, Que. and Paul Rouillard and his wife, Madeline of Mansonville, Que.; sisters-in-law, Denise Rouillard of Cowansville, Que. and Theresa Rouillard of Claremont, N.H.; several nieces, nephews and special friends, Charles Guyette and his wife, Nancy, their children, Erin Guyette, and Charlie Guyette and his wife, Christine and their family.

Besides her parents, Madeleine was predeceased by her husband, Gerard Lariviere; her granddaughter, Nicole Lariviere and her siblings, Germain, Rene, Raymond, Robert, Marcel and Gerard Rouillard and Berthe and Rose Lariviere.

Madeleine’s family would like to thank the staffs from Ave Maria and Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford for the wonderful care she received over the last few years.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 152 Main St., Richford. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Richford.

For those who wish, contributions in Madeleine’s memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476.

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