Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

A member of the Malden Community since 1896

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Thomas D. Rivers Jr, of Malden, Age 82,  passed away on April 19th, with his loving family by his side. Born to Lilah and Thomas Rivers 1937.  He leaves his beloved wife of 32 years, Anne J.  (Ruben) Rivers, his cherished children, Thomas River III and wife Deb, Wendy Crowey and husband Kevin, Dawna Amiralult and husband Jack, step-daughters Marcie Shay, Lauren Galentine, and Nancy Weisman. Also survived by his adored grandchildren, Jennifer, Denise and husband Sarenn, Jake, Kayla and husband Michael, John and wife Jessica, Brandy and husband Derek, and his precious great-grandchildren, Wesley, Cameryn, Aaron, Rylan, Fiona, and Avery.  Tom is survived by his siblings, Joan Chuha, Jack Rivers and wife Maryrose, Charlie Rivers and wife Lois, Bruce Rivers and wife Gail, Vera Rivers and her partner Charlie Deradorian,  and Linda Burdick, as well as cousin Louise Ames.  Tom was preceded in death by his brother Bob Rivers and sister Dawn Prestone. 

Tom is a graduate of Malden High School, and a member of the Golden Rule Masonic Lodge.  Known for building hundreds of homes in the North Shore, Tom, his father Tom, and brother Bruce were proprietors of Rivers Construction.  He was nicknamed “Muddy Rivers” by his golfing friends. Toms wonderful golfing skills earned him seven club championships and 5 holes in one. He  succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

A wake will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Tues, Apr 23rd, from 4 – 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held on  Wed, April 24th, at 10 AM, followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Toms memory may be made to: Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St, #19, Malden, MA 02148.


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