Brenda Rivers

Brenda M. Rivers

Sunday, August 4th, 1963 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Brenda M. Rivers, 56, of Plattsburgh, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at her home with her loving family by her side, under the care of Hospice of the North Country. She was born in Plattsburgh on August 4, 1963, the daughter of Earl Donah and Shirley (Buskey) Hanion.
She walked through life by her own compass with a pure heart. Brenda enjoyed being outside in her garden. She was an excellent cook and baker, making food for her family and friends. She enjoyed most spending time with her granddaughter. When she wasn’t providing for her family she also would be caring for her cats. She’ll be missed by her family as she was known as The GOAT.
She was predeceased by her parents and her best friend Donna Brodi.
She is survived by her children; Chasity Brunet and her daughter Phoebe, Peter Rivers and his wife Samantha, and Alysha Rivers; her sisters, Marie Mattioli and her children Paedyn and Zoe, Ann Thurber and her husband Brian and their children Caleb, Brianna, Abigail. Her feline companion, Lucky “Homer” who will be adopted by her daughter Alysha.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. A funeral service will follow in the Brown Funeral Home chapel.
Memorial donations may be offered to the St. John’s Feral Cat Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 1st, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh
    29 Broad Street
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  • Service

    Monday, March 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Monday, March 1st, 2021 2:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home Chapel
    29 Broad Street
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    Rev. William Reamer
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Amy French

Posted at 04:45pm
So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I know she is proud of you Chasity and through our talks I know how much you love her and how hard this has been on you and your family. I have very fond memories of Brenda and her zest for life and for the lives around her that she touched. May you all find comfort through Gods Grace through this difficult time. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and am here if you need anything. Love to all 🙏

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Posted at 09:24am
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Posted at 07:42am
Chasity and family, Trees are the lifeblood of a family because their branches represent new pathways but they are always rooted at the core.
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Chasity Brunet Posted at 07:51am

Thank you Jaci and Family. Our Mom would have loved this.

Chasity Brunet Posted at 07:52am

Thank you Jaci and Family. Our Mom would have loved this.

Phoebe Brunet

Posted at 03:46pm
Hi Memé! I hope that you are happy up there! I don’t know how or why god took you so soon, but at least you aren’t suffering anymore. Some of my favorite memories of us were 1: When We went on the trip to Florida and it was my birthday. 2: Every time we made cookies together for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc. I‘m glad you aren’t suffering anymore. Say hello to Memé Hanion, Papa Ed, Peanut, Truman, and Hogan for me! I love you, and I hope you know that we will all miss you dearly. Good luck up there! And every day I will say to myself, what would Memé want me to do today? And every night I will sing you are my sunshine to myself. You will forever be in my heart. I love you.

Phoebe Jae-Elizabeth Brunet, Your loving granddaughter

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