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David J"Dave" Lariviere

David "Dave" J. Lariviere, 41, of Templeton, died peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018 next to his wife and son after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Born in Leominster on December 3, 1976, he was the son of the late Blair J. Lariviere and Susan H. (Byron) Lariviere.
Dave graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1994. He furthered his education receiving his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Mount Wachusett Community College with the Class of 1996, and attended Clark University where he received his Coding Certificate in 2005.
He was employed by Heywood Hospital as the Director of Medical Records for the last eight years. Previously he owned Crystal Clear Coding, Inc. of Nashua, NH. He was a member of the Acadien Social Club.
He was an avid sports fan but especially loved the Boston Bruins and football. He loved his Crossfit family and his annual golf trips to Myrtle Beach with his friends. Dave's lifelong dream of going to Walt Disney World came true in 2016. Dave's smile could brighten a room and charmed everyone that he encountered. But his most beloved memories were spending family time with his wife Carolyn and son Connor.
Besides his mother Susan, Dave leaves his wife Carolyn (Mucha) Lariviere; his 2-month-old son Connor D. Lariviere of Templeton; one sister Cristie A. Lariviere of Paxton; an uncle Richard Byron and his wife Janice; two cousins Mark Byron, and Stacey Manseau; one God Daughter Anna Mucha; and his best friend John Richard of Templeton.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 23rd at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St, Gardner. Burial will be held at a later date.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA, 50037 or to Compassionate Cares, 752 W. Falmouth Highway, Falmouth, MA, 02540.
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Visitation Details

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 12:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

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at a later date

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I never met Dave in person but I knew him from a game called Hero Wars. He was really positive and bright person, I never suspected he suffered from ALS. His death shaken the entire communinty, he was a great worrior and he won't be forgoten. Rest in peace Dave aka Gorn.

Agnes Sa Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

We are all specially blessed to have Dave in our lives - for a moment, or many years, his Light certainly shined bright! I choose to remember all the fun times, laughter and joy, as that is exactly what Dave would want. I met Dave many years ago working at St. Joseph Hospital and our friendship lasted through the years. I wish everyone could have seen Dave's excitement Hiking in Glacier National Park in Montana, He loved the outdoors, loved laughing, and most certainly loved his family. I am so very thankful and humbled to know such an amazing human being, warm, kind, intelligent, giving, strong, courageous. The list goes on!!! His legacy of love will go on in each one of us. His life example will move us to continue to pay forward the positivity and encouragement Dave exhibited in Daily Life. Thank you Dave! Most importantly, Thank you God for blessing each of us with the beautiful spirit you gave to Dave. He has been an inspiration to all of us!!!

Kitty Dugre May 22 2018 12:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Dave. My condolences to his family.

David A. Woodford May 22 2018 12:00 AM


I will never forget the day we were talking and you asked me how old my daughters were, once I told you, you looked at me and said, you are old enough to be my mother!!!  We were friends more than co-workers; David always made me laugh and I am grateful for having known him and he will be missed.  Carolyn, Connor and family, I pray for peace for you and that the memories of your times together get you through these trying times.

Linda Wyman May 21 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with you, Connor, and all of Dave's family. I didn't know him well but he clearly loved you both very much. I hope the love of your friends and family will give you some comfort in this difficult time.

Adele LaRiviere May 21 2018 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Carolyn, Connor and family. We met David thru our son Jason, When they went to school together, so happy to have know him. He always had a smile on his face and always gave us a big hug when he saw us. He will always be in our heart

Roger & Lucille Vautour May 21 2018 12:00 AM

Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comforting memories and thoughts during this difficult time.

Rachel Hauck May 21 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to Carolyn, Baby Connor and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dave touched some many of our lives with his contagious smile and outgoing attitude. I will always fondly remember him as a quick witted, fun colleague and friend. I hope you all will find comfort and peace in the memories you shared...

Denise Foresman May 21 2018 12:00 AM

we met Dave when we first moved to Gardner 17 years ago. Every time we saw him he always greeted us with a smile and a hi how are you. Our hearts are sad for you and that precious little Connor, but Dave will live on In Your hearts and wonderful memories that you've made. Rest easy Dave and watch over your loving wife and baby boy ai Eric and Brenda

Brenda and Eric lowry May 21 2018 12:00 AM

To my dear friend, I am grateful for the time we had on this earth together and was so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for being an amazing person inside and out! Until we meet again

Dayna Girouard May 21 2018 12:00 AM

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