A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 (Noon) on Thursday, May 20 in the Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg. A visitation period will be from 10:00 – 12:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg.
Fitchburg- Marilyn B. (Davis) (Turner) Rivers, 90, passed away on Monday, May 10 in the Heywood Hospital in Gardner surrounded by her children.
Marilyn was born on August 5, 1930 in Fitchburg a daughter of Walter and Gertrude (Johnson) Davis.
She is survived by her children, John Turner and his partner, Mary-Ann Macaione of Peabody, Lynn (Turner) Hebert and her husband, Thomas of Winchendon, Donna (Turner) Arsenault and her husband, James of Hubbardston, Brian Rivers, David Rivers, Eric Rivers all of Fitchburg, stepchildren, Norma (Rivers) Seney and her husband, George of Sebastian, Florida, Mary (Rivers) Cornacchioli and her husband, Louis of Rutland, daughter in law, Carolyn Rivers of Leominster, sister, Gail Ferguson of Lunenburg, grandchildren, Daniel Hebert of Greenville, NH, Christopher Hebert of Winchendon, and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Lauri Rivers and her first husband, John W. Turner, her sister, Lucille Sanders, and her stepson, Norman Rivers.
Mrs. Rivers spent many years as a healthcare worker in hospitals, nursing homes and most recently at Leominster Crossings Assisted Living where she received awards and countless thank you letters from grateful family members of those in her care. She was also the owner and President of the former Turner Motor Coach Inc. in Fitchburg.
Marilyn enjoyed cooking, hosting family gatherings, scenic drives and vacationing at Cape Cod.