Richard L. Rivers, born in Burlington on Jan. 9, 1931, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his wife by his side. Dick had a 38-year career with General Electric. In 1977, he married his wife, Gudny, and after his retirement in 1989, they moved to Florida where Dick could pursue his passion for building and flying model airplanes. In 2005, they moved back to Shelburne to be with family. Dick leaves his wife, Gudny; son, Richard Rivers and wife, Deena, of Williston; Gudny’s children, Ole Hansen and wife, Ann, of Charlotte, and Annette Hansen and husband, Bob Smith, of Fairfax; several grand-children and great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Rivers and wife, June, of Massachusetts; and sister, Kaye Confredo of Brooklyn, N.Y. In keeping with Dick’s wishes, funeral arrangements will be private.