Mary Elizabeth Riva
Bangor-Mary Elizabeth Riva, 65, died unexpectedly Jan 30, 2013 at her residence. She was born August 9, 1947 in Old Town a daughter of Francis Sr and Gladys (Durnford) Riva.
Mary was a loving, kind, and generous woman with a big and compassionate heart whose positive outlook always saw the best in everyone she met. She enjoyed family activities and especially enjoyed her many shopping excursions.
She is survived by sisters Ruth Allard of Atlanta, TX, Catherine Cyr and her husband Larry of Charlton, MA and a brother Francis Riva Jr. and his wife Betty of Old Town; nieces and nephews Kathleen Childress, James Koch, Charles Koch Jr., Barbara Mason, Roberta Rose, Patricia Hedlund, Michael Riva, Michelle Cowan, Jeffrey Riva, Eugene Riva, Carrie Tapley, and Scott Cyr. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister June D. Koch and her husband Charles Koch Sr., brother-in-law Robert Allard, and a nephew John Koch.
A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Lawndale Cemetery, Old Town.
The family wishes to thank all of Mary's friends and family friends for their acts of kindness and words of expression and to all who cared for Mary during her recent illness.
Memorial contributions to St. James Episcopal Church P.O. Box 682 Old Town, EM 04468
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