J. Marc Rivard

  • Died: January 1, 2021
  • Location: Candia, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loved and Missed by All Who Knew Him

J. Marc Rivard, 63, passed away at his home on January 1, 2021. Marc was born in Goffstown, NH in January 1957, the son of Paul and Lucienne (Roy) Rivard. He was raised in Dunbarton, NH by beloved grandparents Adolphe and Germaine (Normandin) Rivard. He shared 42 years of marriage with his wife Patricia (Bibaud) Rivard

Marc was a proud veteran of the US Army. He was also a member of Kinnicum Fish and Game Club and a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. He loved his animals and watching his grandkids grow into wonderful people.

Marc is survived by his wife, Patricia L. Rivard; son, Jack D. Rivard; sister, Muriel Dufresne and husband John of Melbourne, FL; grandson, Cameron J. Rivard; granddaughters, Hailey L. Rivard and Jade R. Rivard; as well as many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marc will be missed by many for the personable and entertaining character he was.

A service at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made in his honor to the Friends of Manchester Animal Shelter https://www.manchesteranimalshelter.org/

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Marc's passing he was a good man with a great laugh and a kind heart. My condolences to Pat, Jack and the rest of the family.

Posted by Jeff Kuehl - Auburn, NH - Friend   January 17, 2021

Marc was a good friend for over 40 years. We had a lot of laughs and rides together. Pat & I are so sorry that you are gone but we know you are riding "In the wind" now and having one great time!

Posted by William Connarn - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 11, 2021

I will miss my brother so much. He would call one or two times a week and we would talk about everything and anything. He had the greatest laugh and smile. I wish I could have talked to you one more time!
Love you very much!

Posted by Muriel Dufresne - Melbourne, FL - Sister   January 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of Marc's passing . I worked with Marc for many years At White Mountain he was a great worker and a great friend . R I P old friend
Brian Sheldon

Posted by brian sheldon - webster, NH - Coworker   January 11, 2021

Deepest condolences to the Rivard family Marc and I shared some good times together in are younger days ones that I will never forget life took us in a different path but we always stayed in touch at the car show on Thursday nites I will miss seeing him riding threw and stopping to say hello his laugh and positive outlook was always his signature quality I'm going to miss him

Posted by Les Riley - Candia, NH - Friend   January 11, 2021

Bernie and I are terribly saddened by Marc's passing and it is with a heavy heart we say goodbye. A better friend could not be had and we are thankful for the many years we had with him. We loved him as a brother and he always made our day when he would stop and visit with us or call just to check on us. We could talk about anything and we did. We can hear his motorcycle and see his smiling face. His laugh fills our back yard. Our house and hearts will not be the same without his visits. Thank you Marc for your love and friendship and may you RIP. Say hello to all those friends and family (too many) who are with you now. Pat our hearts go out to you in this terrible loss. Here if you need us. With love and sadness Bernie and Sheila Bruso, Auburn, NH

Posted by Sheila and Bernie Bruso - Auburn, NH - friend   January 10, 2021

Marc's passing hasn't left my mind or my heart since Pat first conveyed the very sad news. He had been in ill health for a long time, and hopefully, he is at peace, and being welcomed into heaven by God's angels. I had a brief conversation with Marc a week or so before he died. He called, and we started chatting. Initially, I thought Pat has asked him to call, to see if I was available to chat. Such was not the case, and Marc and I had a wonderful, thoroughly enjoyable conversation. When the conversation was ending, I asked him to call again anytime. He was a delightful man with whom to converse. May he rest in peace, and may his wonderful wife, Pat, find comfort in the love and care she gave him over the years. Rest in peace dear Marc.

Posted by Alice Locke - Barrington, NH - Family   January 08, 2021

I will never forget how this family welcomed a distant relative with open arms over the years when a visit to NH brought me to your home in Candia. I truly enjoyed our conversations, and the laughs we shared. We bonded with our military career choices as well. Army Strong!
Strength to you Pat, and the family left with this void.
He now is at peace, I will remember the great times we shared.
Paul Dufresne Vista, CA

Posted by Paul Dufresne - Vista, CA - Family   January 06, 2021

We will never forget when we moved to Candia 8 years ago, Marc was one of the first neighbors to welcome us. Over the years Marc became a very dear friend to my husband and me. He would come over for bonfires we had and he would go to the range with my husband to shot.We have many fond memories of Marc, we will always remember his radiant smile, his kindness and generous nature. Our hearts are broken at the lost of our beloved friend and neighbor. Marc, we will never forget you and we will miss you always.

Posted by Kristy & Dusty Lavoie - Candia, NH - Friend   January 05, 2021


May you rest peacefully and your family's heavy hearts find comfort and peace.

Posted by Erin Murphy - Candia, NH - Family Friend   January 05, 2021

As I'm writing this note, I'm remembering Marc's tremendous and contagious laugh. As a kid, hearing that laugh made me happy. As an adult, hearing Marc's iconic laugh meant that I was with my family, my tribe. Marc was never judgemental, always positive, and always had a moment to listen to a dumb kid who didn't always feel like she belonged. Now, I hope Marc is riding his bike, wind in his hair, laughing for God and all to hear.

Posted by Chris Locke - Orange, CA - Family   January 05, 2021

Marc, you are a sweet man whom I have loved to chat with. Wish we could have rode together. RIP brother. Be strong Patty. I love you.

Posted by Skip Perro - Bayonet Point, FL - Family   January 05, 2021

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