Former Police Chief Arthur Henry Rivard, 89, of Jaffrey, passed away peacefully at Monadnock Community Hospital on February 20, 2019 after a period of failing health. He was born in Allenstown, NH on May 30, 1929 the son of Arthur and Mathilda (Fanny) Rivard.
Raised in Jaffrey, Arthur was first and foremost a wonderful family man. A graduate of Conant High School, he joined the Army in 1951, serving his country in Korea. Upon his return, Arthur began on Jaffrey’s Police Department in 1955. After successfully completing courses conducted by the N.H. State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arthur Rivard was Jaffrey’s Police Chief from 1965 to 1982. He continued to be a part-time Deputy Sheriff for Cheshire County until 1992, and was a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #819 in Keene, NH.
In addition to his wife of 53 years, Rosemary (Lewandowski) Rivard of Jaffrey, he is survived by his daughter Kathleen M. Rivard of Merrimack.
Services will be private for the family.
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