Katherine Ann (Rivard) Lapre , 69, of New Bedford, MA, passed away unexpectedly on April 28, 2020, at St.Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, Daughter of the late Everett Rivard of New Bedford, MA and the late Ruth (Moody) Rivard of New Bedford, MA. She lived her entire life in New Bedford, MA. She graduated from Diman Vocational as an LPN and worked for many years as a nurse for St. Luke’s in New Bedford. She loved being a nurse. She also worked in many nursing homes along the years. She had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Katherine loved spending time with family and her pets. Katherine was a devoted daughter, mother and nurse. She was an advocate for all animals and over the years adopted many cats from local animal shelters. She was a quiet person who enjoyed being home and watching her favorite tv shows.
She is survived by her two children, Charlotte Cardoso of New Bedford ; a son Jason Lapre of New Bedford; A sister Diane McCarthy of New Bedford; a brother Dennis Rivard of White River Junction, Vt; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated.
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