Paul Michael Rivers, 69, died Tuesday evening, November 14, at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.
Paul was born on August 6, 1948, in Lynn, Mass., the son of Chester and Rosina (Scabelli) Rivers. Paul graduated from Bishop Fenwick School in Peabody, Mass., in 1966. He went on to graduate from the Berkley School of Music in Boston, Mass. He was an avid musician playing in a number of bands and cutting an album with both Teddy and the Panda’s, as well as Doctor Feel Good.
A dedicated Healthcare worker, Paul spent many years employed by the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers, Mass., before opening a successful group home in Peabody, Mass. Paul retired in 2000 and moved to Tunbridge, Vt. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycle rides and music.
Paul is survived by his son, Keith Rivers, and his wife, Heidi, and their son, Jack, from Beverly, Mass.; Paul’s son, Ian Rivers, and his daughter, Kayla, from Beverly, Mass. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Judith.
The family will hold services privately. Those wishing may make memorial donations to VVSA, Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals, P.O. Box 100, Bridgewater, VT 05034.
A private message for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home.
Published on  November 20, 2017