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Claire F (Rivest) Piskator

January 7, 1924 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 93)

The Piano Brothers

CHICOPEE-Claire F. (Rivest) Piskator, 93, a lifelong resident of Chicopee and formerly of Ward Street and Leary Avenue died on Thursday in Chicopee Gardens where she resided for several years. Born and educated in Chicopee, she was the youngest daughter of the late Herve and Evelina (Goulet) Rivest.  She met her husband to be, Ben, during WWII and they married in July of 1947, setting up housekeeping in Chicopee Falls.  The happy couple were married for 64 years. Claire was a devoted wife, loving mother, and good friend to many through the years.  She always had a soft spot in her heart for neighborhood children and needy animals.  It was the lucky stray who would find its way to her back door.  She also enjoyed meeting up with friends for weekly Bingo games.  Vacations to Cape Cod, Vermont, and Virginia through the years would always create fond memories.  Besides her parents, Claire was predeceased by her husband, Bengt “Ben” Piskator in 2011.  She was also predeceased by her sister Almeda Ayotte of Chicopee and brothers, Albert Rivest of Maryland and George Rivest of San Francisco. She leaves behind her loving daughter. Linnea Majewicz and her husband Ronald, niece Pamela Koday and her husband John, and nephew Jeff Rivest and his wife Mickie.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday morning, December 11th at 11:00  a.m.  with a Prayer Service at 11:30 a.m. at the Tylunas Funeral Home, 159 Broadway Street, Chicopee.  Her burial will follow at St Rose de Lima Cemetery, Chicopee. For those who desire, memorial donations can be made to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, 171 Union St., Springfield, Ma. 01105


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
December 11, 2017

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Tylunas Funeral Home
159 Broadway Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

Funeral Service
Monday
December 11, 2017

11:30 AM
Tylunas Funeral Home
159 Broadway Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

Interment following funeral service
Monday
December 11, 2017

St. Rose de Lima Cemetery
Olsen Street
Chicopee, MA


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