Mary Rivas, age 73, was granted her angel wings on March 9TH 2018. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Mary had touched in some small way throughout her life. Mary was one of a kind. She lived a fulfilling life as a mother, sister, wife, nana, and friend. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. Her legacy is that she lived life to the fullest even with physical limitations. She never dwelled on the past and she enjoyed the most important things in life - her relationship with others. She taught us how to forgive and not let anger rule our hearts. She taught us how to love others. She taught us how wonderful it feels to help others and expect nothing in return. She didn't teach us these things with words, but with her actions. Her actions would touch your heart and soul in such a way that you would always remember Mary Rivas! Mary is survived by her husband of 57 years Jose Rivas; four sons, Joe (Carmen), Lorenzo (Mary Ann), Veto, and Hector (Maribel); three daughters, Lisa (Jim), Rita (Orlando), and Antonia (Donny); along with 26 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Her family and friends will miss her tremendously, but she is no longer in pain and is finally at peace. "Cha cha cha nana!" There will be a visitation on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 5 to 9 pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381. Service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9:30 am also at Heritage Funeral Chapel. A Committal service will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 9925 W. Thomas Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392 Please visit www.heritagefuneralchapel.com to share memories.
Published on March 12, 2018