Margaret A. Rivard
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Peggy" A. (Steakem) Rivard, 81, passed away Saturday,August 6, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Rivard for 56 years. Born in Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late James and Margaret (O'Rourke) Steakem, she moved to Pawtucket in 1940.
Peggy had been employed at Zayre and Texas Instruments until retiring in 1991. She was a former Cub Scout Den Mother; former communicant of the Church of St. Leo the Great and most recently a communicant of the former St. Mary Church, Seekonk, now Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. Peggy was very creative, she loved gardening and enjoyed sewing and knitting.
She leaves three daughters, Karen A. Seeley and her husband Craig of East Freetown, MA, Nancy M. Franklin and her husband Tim of Cumberland and Michelle K. Rivard and Lincoln Lennon of Providence; two sons, James A. Rivard and his wife C.J. of Edgartown, MA and Mark A. Rivard and his wife Ann Marie of Pawtucket; four granddaughters, Pamela E. Seeley Anderson, Michaela M. Rivard, Jamie R. Rivard and Jacqueline A. Lennon; four grandsons, Kevin C. Seeley, Reece D. Franklin, Jared G. Rivard and Daniel J. Rivard and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister-in-law of Roland P. Rivard and his wife Rita, Louise Rivard and her late husband Eugene A. Rivard, Marie Rivard and her late husband Leon Charles Rivard and Hilda A. Steakem. Peggy was the sister of the late William F. Steakem, James J. Steakem and Rev. Msgr. John J. Steakem.
Her funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. VISITATION will be Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to either the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., P.O. Box 9376, Framingham, MA 01701-9376 or Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231 will be appreciated. www.TrippFuneralHome.com