Anna E. (McNeill) Lariviere, 77, of Goose Creek, SC, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Anna’s life began on July 8, 1941 to Neil and Anna (Yurkow) McNeill in Brooklyn, NY. In 1957, she met Joseph R. Lariviere, Sr. and was wed three years later on January 22, 1960 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Brooklyn. Celebrating 58 years of marriage, the couple demonstrated the ideal life of love and devotion. Being a Navy wife, the couple moved around but eventually settled in South Carolina to raise their family.
She worked for many years as a clerk at the Naval Exchange. She was a very talented woman, creating beautiful paintings, crochets, and cross-stitches; many of which decorate her and her family’s homes. She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her loved ones. She dedicated her time to her community as a leader of the Girl Scouts organization and would coach and umpire for the Men-Riv sports league.
Anna was an amazing woman that was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. Known as Nannie to her grandchildren, she leaves behind a loving family and fond memories, one of which includes her saying “Love My Family” followed by an embracing hug.
In addition to her husband, Anna is survived by her daughter, Leslie Hutcherson of Hodgenville, KY; her brother, Neil (Marie) McNeill of Valley Stream, NY; and her grandchildren, Brittany Stone and Chelsea Stone of Bardstown, KY. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph R. Lariviere, Jr., and her daughters, Anna Elizabeth Lariviere and Lisa Anne Lariviere.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Anna’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.