88, passed away Thursday June 10, 2021. She was born in Everett, MA, to the late Dennis and Margaret Begley. Mary Lou was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1950. She worked for many years in the Town Clerk’s Office in West Springfield and for the Parks and Rec Dept. Mary Lou enjoyed sewing, music and going to bingo with her husband. She loved going to the Cape every summer with family and also loved her ice cream. Mary Lou was predeceased by her husband Bernard Rivard in 2001 and her son Lawrence Rivard in 2009. She leaves her loving daughter Deborah Nickerson and her husband Paul of Chatham, MA, her granddaughter Maggie Nickerson and her brother Dennis Begley of West Springfield. She was also predeceased by her brother Robert Begley. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held SAT at 11:30 AM in St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine St., West Springfield. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. A Calling Hour will be held SAT from 10 to 11 AM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., W. SPRINGFIELD. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Mary Lou’s name to the D.A.V. 425 Union St., W. Springfield or visit www.dav.org
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