Sandy Rivit
May 4, 1955 - December 21, 2013


Sandy was one of the first Cowsill buddies I hooked up with in the mid-1990's as the internet gave us an avenue to meet fellow Cowsill fans. I first physically (we had chatted on the phone and computer) met Sandy on December 5, 1997 at what we deemed Cowsill Marathon I.


Sandy (and part of me - we short folks got up front hee hee) at CM I

Sandy and I remained friends over the years as our lives paralleled each others' in many ways. Her nieces and nephews meant the world to her. She also taught Sunday school and loved to go to plays. She was a big I Love Lucy fan.

Sandy was the birthday/anniversary girl of and ALWAYS made sure (even when her computer wasn't working) that people were remembered on those special days. She'd find a way to make us all feel special. Sandy was also my personal website speller and grammar person. I'm horrible at English and she bailed me out a zillion times. (I should - on purpose - misspell words and mess up sentences for her here. I can hear her laughing about that. She'd probably find a way to correct them from heaven!)


Sandy, Tracy, Kathy and I. The four who attend all four of the Cowsill Marathons (Taken in 2000 in Newport.)

Lynn M. and myself met Sandy for lunch while in Boston right before Cowsill Marathon V. This is Lynn and Sandy outside what was then Zanzibar (where the C's launched their 1990's reunion tour) on September 23, 2003. During this trip would be the last time I saw Sandy.


Lynn and Sandy

Rest well our beloved friend and fellow fan (JPC and Cowsill). You will always be a part of our hearts and our memories will never cease. Have fun listening to Billy, Barry and Barb sing and give them a hug for all of us!!

Her obituary reads:

NORTH DIGHTON – Sandra L. Rivet, daughter of Theresa (Torres) Rivet of N. Dighton and the late Richard Rivet, died at Longmeadow of Taunton on Dec. 21, 2013.

She was 58.

Born in Santa Clara, CA, she was a 1972 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.

She later received a BA degree in English from Bridgewater State University.

Employed by Emerson College in student services for many years, she retired due to illness in 2007.

She was a communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Church.

Sandra enjoyed traveling and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she leaves a brother, David Rivet and his wife Lisa of Lake Oswego, OR; three sisters, Donna Rivet of Cumberland, RI, Sharon DeBlois and her husband Keith of Rehoboth, and Cheryl Langlais and her husband David of Rochester; and six nieces and nephews, Cady and Keith DeBlois, Jr., Jillian and Jack Langlais, and Mikaila and Angelina Rivet.

Her funeral will be held from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton on Tuesday Dec. 24th at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Nicholas of Myra Church, N. Dighton at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Taunton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling Hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 23rd from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Village Plaza South, 473 South St. West, Unit 13, Raynham, MA 02767


Sandy's sister, Sharon, sent me some of Sandy's Cowsill memorabilia. This included Cowsill t-shirts, photos from CM I, magnets and a scrapbook. I'll be sharing those things elsewhere on this site.

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