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Phyllis Small Rivard

Date of Death: June 14, 2011

Date of Birth: July 24, 1925


BRUNSWICK — Phyllis Small Rivard, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 14, at the Dionne Commons.

She was born in Mexico, July 24, 1925, to Ezra and Lulu Small. She spent most of her life in Rumford and Mexico and upon her husband’s retirement, moved to Vero Beach, where they lived until 2005, when they returned to Maine.

Phyllis was a dedicated homemaker and known for her warm welcoming nature and open door policy for coffee and sharing. She spent a great deal of time sewing for her family and supporting her children’s and grandchildren’s endeavors.

Her greatest gifts to her family were her unconditional love, faith, compassion and homemade bread.

Phyllis is survived by a sister, Ruth Fogarty of Vero Beach, Fla.; sons, Raymond Gary and his wife, Margaret and Richard and his partner, Kim Girard; daughters, Patricia Walchli and her husband, John and Peggy Walsh and her husband, David; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Roland; and sister, Laura Doyon.

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