June 18, 1909 ~ July 22, 2005
Wallingford - Evelyn M. (Gaiser) Rivers, 96 formerly of Sunny Acres, passed away Friday, July 22 at Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center. She was born June 18, 1909 in New Haven, CT, a daughter of the late Frederick and Emma (Gerich) Gaiser. Mrs. Rivers volunteered at Parker Farms Elementary School in Wallingford and taught CCD classes at Our Lady of Fatima Church where she was a parishioner. She is survived by eight grandchildren, Robert Rivers of Seattle, WA, Beth Doornweerd of Meriden, Paul Rivers of Madison, Katherine Kenney of Branford, Mary Redman of Wallingford, Patricia Tedford of Colchester, Michael Rivers of Branford and Richard Rivers of Wallingford; fifteen great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Rivers of Essex. She was predeceased by her son, Aldore J. Rivers, Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Rivers. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 382 Hope Hill Rd., Yalesville. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Ella Grasso Blvd., New Haven. There will be no calling hours. Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in charge of arrangements.