services for Donald L. Rivet, age 61, of Elizabeth Street, Ogdensburg will be
held on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev.
Terry LaValley officiating. Burial will be held in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling
hours will be held on Sunday (May 24, 2009) from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Rivet died on Thursday (May 21, 2009) at
Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He had been in
failing health; fighting cancer for two years.
Rivet is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his mother, Jean Rivet of
Ogdensburg; two sons, Andrew of Ogdensburg and Dean and his wife, Jane, of Ogdensburg; two granddaughters Chalsie and
Sarah; two sisters, Anne Rivet-Bohling of Ogdensburg and Amy Hazelton of
Ogdensburg; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and many close and dear friends. He
was predeceased by his father, Edward, in 1995.
Rivet was born on November 18, 1947 in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of Edward and
Jean Brabant Rivet. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1967. He
married Linda Ihinger on June 8, 1968 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The couple
celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary last year. Donald was a
retired from NYSDOC with fifteen years of service. Prior to this, he worked for
the Canton Housing Authority for two years. He also worked for 18 years at Paul
Murray’s Store. He served six years in the Army Reserve, and one year in the
interests included many years of softball (playing for Skelly’s Contractors),
bowling for Doug’s Barbershop and coaching Little League baseball. He loved
fishing, especially with his personal guide, John Powers, boating on the St.
Lawrence River with his family and friends, and tending to his wife’s flowers,
especially doing the weeding. He also enjoyed watching the Food Network and
cooking for Linda. He always looked forward to their afternoon drives. After his retirement, he and Linda enjoyed
traveling to Myrtle Beach, and cruising the Caribbean. Don also enjoyed golf
and he achieved a hole in one on June 15, 1975 while playing with Al Fortin and
donations may be made in his memory to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment
Center or to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.