|Birth: ||May 22, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 2007|
Antonio Maria Rivera, age 81, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M. passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at the Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehab Center.
He was born in Guada-lupita, N.M. on May 22, 1925, to the late Amador Rivera and Evangelina Salazar Rivera.
He was united in marriage on July 12, 1975, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Antonita R. Martinez.
He was an Outside Guard, liked dancing, music and visiting with relatives.
A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Amador and Evangelina Rivera; sisters: Rachael Ortega, Annabelle Baker and Florida Maestas; brother: Eliseo Rivera and father-in-law: Alfonso E. Martinez.
He is survived by his wife: Tonie River of Las Vegas, N.M.; daughter: Terri Rivera of Las Vegas, N.M.; brothers: Juan Rivera and wife Bertha and Richard Rivera and wife Toni all of Las Vegas, N.M.; sisters: Lupe Williams, Jennie Romero and Erlene Roybal all of Denver, Colo., Helen Gonzales and husband Frank of Las Vegas, N.M. and Rosie Zamora and husband Eloy of Guadalupita, N.M.; mother-in-law: Eumelia Martinez of Alamogordo, N.M.; sisters-in-law: Polly Romero and husband Phillip of Las Vegas, N.M., Frances Alvarado and husband Frank of Denver, Corrine Garcia and husband Ruben of Rociada, N.M. and Viola King and husband Roy and Darlene Tidwell and husband Aaron all of Alamogordo, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Rosary devotional services will be conducted on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Juanito Espinoza, Paul Espinoza, Alfonso Ortega, Ruben Garcia, Mike Garcia, Agustine Romero and Frank Alvarado. Serving as honorary bearers will be the rest of the nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18673955