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
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.