Dennis Rivage

Dennis A. Rivage

Monday, January 12th, 1948 - Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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COHOES Dennis A. Rivage, 71, of Johnston Ave. and formerly of Waterford, died suddenly Thursday December 26, 2019 at his home. Born in Cohoes he was the son of the late Andrew and Grace Williamson Rivage.

Dennis was a former dispatcher with the Waterford Police Depament and earlier had worked at the New York State Library in Albany. A history buff, he had served as Waterford Historian and was also an authority on Cohoes and Lansingburgh history. He was a member of the Tri-State Emergency Team.

Survivors include her sisters Marion Rivage of Watervliet and Carolyn Miller of Troy as well as several aunts,cousins, nieces and nephews.

A graveside committal service will be held in the Spring at Waterford Rural Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Tri-State Emergency Team, 122 1st Ave., Waterford, NY 12188.
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    Waterford Rural Cemetery
    180 Saratoga Avenue
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Norris Pearson

Posted at 05:20pm
ON behalf of the RPI Hockey Family we are saddened to hear this news of his death. Is there an address someone can share with me privately to send a card to? Kindly let me know at 518-276-6121 or
Norris Pearson
Operations Manager. Houston Field House, RPI

kevin Franklin

Posted at 12:09pm
Sorry to hear of Dennis passing. My thoughts and prayers for family.

Kevin Franklin
Colonie Town Historian

Liam Sweeny

Posted at 06:50pm
I met Dennis when he was a dispatcher for the Red Cross. He was very dedicated, and I liked him.

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