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Jean V. Rivard

November 24, 1942 — April 26, 2022

WINCHENDON – Jean V. (Grasmuck) Rivard, 79, of Winchendon, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022, after a short illness with her family by her side.

She was born in Winchendon on November 24, 1942, daughter of the late William F. and Roseanne Yvonne (Ashmore) Grasmuck and was a lifelong resident of Winchendon. Jean was a 1961 graduate of Murdock High School.

Jean worked many years ago as an upholsterer at Level Manufacturing and later worked as an assembler at Teleflex until her retirement. She enjoyed walking and loved her dogs, Daisy and Maisy. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.

Her husband, Donald J. Rivard, died in 2011.  She leaves two children, Donald J. Rivard Jr and his wife Laurie of Winchendon; a daughter, Amy Y. Salter and husband John of Winchendon; a sister, Brenda Kelly of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Morgan Ruschioni and husband Tony, Ashley Fletcher and husband Matt, Courtney Rivard and Anna Salter; great-grandchildren, Isabella Ruschioni, Eli Ruschioni, Lucy Ruschioni, Gus Ruschioni, Valerie Fletcher and Dean Fletcher; an aunt, Yvonne Page of Winchendon and many niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Harold F. “Spike” Grasmuck, William F. Grasmuck Jr., Barbara Desaulniers, and Rose Marie Jean.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Kathleen Murphy Athletic Scholarship Fund, care of Murdock Middle High School, 3 Memorial Drive, Winchendon, MA 01475.

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