FALL RIVER - Lillian F. (Brilhante) Rivest, 81, of Fall River, a retired textile worker, died Saturday, December 10th at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Rivest.
Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Deolinda (Rapoza) Brilhante; she was a lifelong resident of Fall River. She was a communicant of Santo Christo Church and volunteered for many years with its Youth Retreat Team. Mrs. Rivest worked at Fall River Mfg. SouthBay Coat, Madeira Twin Fashion and Lightolier Mfg.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Silva and her husband Stephen Silva of Somerset, MA and Kimberly Raposa and her husband Paul Raposa of Fall River; two sons, Steven R. Rivest and his wife Doreen of Fall River and Bruce A. Rivest of Fall River; seven sisters, Izaura Aguiar, Delores Brilhante, Maurine Brilhante, Georgina Martin, Pauline Luciano, Hilda Ferry, all of Fall River and Natalie Briand, of Somerset, MA; a brother, William Brilhante of Fall River; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Manuel Brilhante and Daniel Brilhante.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday, December 13th at 8 a.m. from the Oliveira Funeral Home, 215 Columbia St., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Santo Christo Church, Columbia St. Interment in Newport Memorial Park, Howland Ave., Middletown, R.I. Calling hours Monday evening 5-8 p.m.