Florence E. Rivers


Florence E. "Flo" Rivers, 90, of Propsect Avenue, Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Meadowbrook Health Care in Plattsburgh. She was born in Plattsburgh on Dec. 6, 1928, the daughter of Norman and Laura (Bodah) Bird.
Flossy grew up in Plattsburgh and worked at CVPH Medical Center, first as a CNA and later becoming the first EKG Technician at CVPH, retiring in 1993 at 34 years. She achieved a lifelong goal with her sister in 1992 when they received their GEDs. Flossy was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1619 in West Plattsburgh, a member of the VFW Post 125 in Plattsburgh, a member of St. Peter's Church and was the first woman to compete in the Demolition Derby at the Clinton County Fair in the late 1970s.
She was predeceased by her parents; two children, Henry Rivers and Kate Mitchell, a granddaughter, Nora Mitchell and a son-in-law, Joseph Mitchell.
Flossy is survived by her children, Veronica "Bonnie" Lombard and her husband Steven of West Chazy, Anthony "Jay" Rivers and his wife Donna of West Chazy; ten grandchildren, Danielle, Suzanne, Chasity, Peter, Alysha, Paul, Michael, Melissa, Mary and Raymond; 17 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lou Baker of Plattsburgh, several nieces and nephews also survive her.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, a funeral service will follow at 5:30 in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh.
Donations in Flossy's memory may be made to the Activities Fund at Meadowbrook Healthcare.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on February 25, 2019
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3 posts

Elaine Conway
Feb 26, 2019
I worked with Florence many years ago in EKG at CVPH. She was a very kind lady. My condolences.
Teresa Walsh Estes
Feb 25, 2019
I worked with Flo at CVPH doing EKG’s. She came to my wedding in 1983. I often wondered where she was and how she was doing. I loved her like a daughter. Heaven has a new angel. Until we meet again, Flo Rest In Peace.❤️
Bob blaise
Feb 25, 2019
She was always such a nice lady !!! Always smiling and kidding around . My condolences to jay and family .