Lyndon, VT: Gloria Lariviere, age 92, of Greenpoint Lane, passed peacefully in her sleep early Saturday, April 16, 2022.
Gloria was born in Worcester, MA, on December 15, 1929, daughter to the late Delvina Marchessault. She was raised and educated in Southbridge, MA, graduated from Notre Dame High School with the Class of 1947 She married Alfred Lariviere in 1948 and shared 58 years together until his passing in 2006. They made their home in Springfield, MA, raising 3 children. She was one of the first Cub Scout Leaders in Springfield in the 1950’s Gloria was a gifted musician, playing piano and teaching for over 40 years. She began teaching at the Springfield Conservatory of Music eventually taking over the business and retiring after several years of ownership in 1989. After retiring she and Alfred moved to Cape Cod .They enjoyed travelling around the world in their free time before and after retirement which included the countries of China, Ireland, Mexico, Thailand and the island of Antigua to name a few. She continued to play in church and teach at home, still doing so after moving to the Northeast Kingdom 2014. She occasionally played the piano at the Lyndon Bible Church and was still teaching her grandchildren at 92. Gloria was a true people person, able to strike up conversations with total strangers. She took up the artist’s brush as a hobby and began painting scenes, landscapes, birds and the like, which developed into making hand painted cards for friends, family and church members as encouragement, birthdays and generally cheer. She touched everyone she met in one way or another in a beautiful way, passing on the love given her from above. She is now home in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her son: Mark Lariviere and his wife, Colleen, of Lyndonville, her daughter: Elaine Joubert, of Garner, NC, and her brother: Jean Paul Marchessault of Southbridge, MA, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son, Brian Lariviere in 2012.
Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Lyndon Bible Church on Brown Farm Road in Lyndonville, with Rev. Joel Battaglia officiating. Interment will be private at a later date. There will be no Calling Hours.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.guibordfh.com