Marie Antoinette Rivera (AKA) Toni Rivera Aguirre age 75 of Reseda, Ca. has passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Toni was born on Dec 30, 1936. She was born in the city of Los Angeles. She was the daughter of Henry Pete Rivera and Mary Natividad Garcia, who have both preceded her passing. She is survived by her 8 Children, Bruno, Nadine, Hope, Albert, Clara, Anthony, Gail & Shelley. One thing about Toni is that she cherished being a Nana to 10 Grandchildren Nicolas, Kirsten, Gina, Michael, Nathan, Cherice, Kenny, Alexis, Alyssa & Anthony. She was also blessed to have 12 Great Grandchildren, Marcus, Mathew, Rebecca, Reina, Justin, Michael Tallulah, Olivia, JoJo, Abigail, Jorge & Andrew. Toni leaves behind an amazing Kitty whom she adored very much named "Pretty Baby". Toni was a Homemaker & had raised all of her Children in the City Of San Fernando. She had been living in Reseda, Ca. since the 1990's with her husband Frank Aguirre (Kiko) who sadly preceded her on November 5, 2008. Toni's life purpose was to unconditionally always love her Children. She was baptized to be a Jehovah's Witness on December 1, 2001 & from there on was trying to live out serving Jehovah & until her very last breath she kept strongly to her beliefs. Toni was ill for many years, but was as the doctors quoted her a "Valiant, Resilient strong woman with such a desire to live, despite fighting through just a few to name here, Heart Disease, being in remission from Lung Cancer two times, overcoming Diabetes & having Numerous Procedures & Surgeries. Toni was blessed to have an extended Family with Frank ( Kiko) who she cared about very much. She had many wonderful friends, brothers & sisters within the Kingdom Hall throughout her Lifetime who loved & will miss her as well.
A lot of sadness consumes us all. But Toni's legacy was to always stand tall.
We truly appreciate every one of you all, who always prayed for her, stopped by to visit, or took the time to call.
Our family greatly acknowledges with great appreciation to each and every one of you who have expressed kindness, and emotional support throughout Toni's journey .
Family & Friends please come & join us as we pay our respects to the Family of Toni Rivera Aguirre. On Sun Dec 16th, 2012 @ 9:30am - 12noon!
The Mortuary is Pierce Brothers Valhalla 10621 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood Ca. 91606!!
Following her Memorial the Celebration of her life reception will be at Big Jim's Restaurant @ 8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Sun Valley 91352!!