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Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera

Thursday, August 11th, 1932 Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera, a mother, grand-mother and a true friend. Went to heaven on April 28, 2020 to join her parents, siblings and other family members, after an extended illness. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Juanita Prioleau and Maria Perini; 2 grandsons, Michael-Anthony and John; and 2 sons-in law, Michael and Joseph. Maria was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Brooklyn, NY on April 6, 1960 with her husband and oldest daughter. Two and half years later her youngest daughter, Maria, was born. Maria worked in the yarn industry for many years. A beautiful, caring, thrust worthy, strong, amazing woman worked hard to provide for her daughters and other family members – she dedicated her entire life to her daughters, family and friends. She was a true friend to many people – no one went without food if she knew that the need was there. She fed stray animals whenever she would spot one that was hungry, and every morning fed peanuts to the squirrels.

In 1987, she moved to Staten Island, NY. While living in Staten Island, she spent most of her time with her grandchildren and traveling. Her hobby was to take clothes to the homeless in Manhattan. She impacted on so many lives in her own way by caring and giving. We will miss her tremendously – but God only takes the best to become angels in heaven. Mom, we will always love you.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Colonial Funeral Home
    2819 Hylan Boulevard
    Staten Island, NY
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    Friday, May 1st, 2020
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Colonial Funeral Home
    2819 Hylan Blvd
    STATEN ISLAND, NY
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    Friday, May 1st, 2020
    5:00pm
  • Interment

    Resurrection (NJ)
    899 Lincoln Ave
    PISCATAWAY, NJ
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Jose(Chanchi)

Jose Antonio (CHANCHI)
Querida María ya estas con tu Gran Amiga y Prima en El Cielo mi Abuela Chin, descansa en Paz tranquila ya que cumpliste muy bien tu misión en La Tierra cuidando y criando muy bien a tus hijas, y nunca te olvidaste de Mi Abuela Chin y Familia y siempre nos procurastes con AMOR. Hasta Luego y un abrazo y fortaleza a tus Hijas Juanita y María.......de parte de Jose Antonio (Chanchi), Sairabet, José y Emmanuel........
Comment | Posted at 02:48pm via Condolence

Sol T. Alsina Orozco

Mi querida María ya estas en un mejor lugar donde no existe el dolor ni el sufrimiento. En tu paso por esta vida fuiste una mujer honesta, incansable, luchadora y trabajadora. Excelente madre. Siempre preocupada y dispuesta para ayudar a tu familia. Nunca olvidaste a tus hermanos y familiares e hiciste todo lo que pudiste para ayudarlos a tener una mejor calidad de vida. Me consta lo mucho que los amabas y todas las cosas que hiciste por ellos. Tengo muchos hermosos recuerdos contigo. Te recordare como luces en esta foto, sonriente y feliz. Gracias al Padre Celestial que ya no sufres. Vuela alto y disfruta de la vida eterna junto a los que se te adelantaron a morar en el Cielo. Que brille para ti la Luz Perpetua y descansa en la Paz del Señor. Cuando Dios así lo disponga nos volveremos a encontrar. Mientras tanto vivirás por siempre en mi corazón y mis recuerdos. Te quiero mucho, tu prima,
Sol T. Alsina (Teresita)

Comment | Posted at 10:22pm via Condolence
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Lidia M Hidalgo

Dear Juanita - I’m sending my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. May GOD heal your soul and fill your heart with memories of yesterday and the faith that you will meet again. Your dedication and love for your mom showed the special bond that only a wonderful mother could have. Love, L
Comment | Posted at 10:07pm via Condolence
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Rose Angel Lopez

My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. Even in this time of grief, may her memory carry you on to brighter days. Praying you’re comforted by memories and held close in God’s love. I’m sure she felt the love, support, and care that was given to her in this life. The one thing that I clearly remember about Maria is her smile and her delicious cooked meals. Sending prayers of peace and blessings to the family.
Comment | Posted at 10:04pm via Condolence
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Rafael Rivera

Rafael Rivera (Nephew)

May the lord always bless you with his love and eternal life. You have always been like a mom to me and I thank the lord for having you in my life. The wonderful memories we shared as a family will never be forgotten. Throughout my life I have learn the true meaning of love, family, friendship and respect. You have lived by these examples i just mentioned and in turn i have been following the same footsteps. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me and my family. You are truly one of a kind and the Titi I will highly miss. There will always be a place for you in my heart.
Thank you for the love you have always giving me.
Rafael Rivera (Piro)
Comment | Posted at 09:42pm via Condolence
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