Rivera, Antonia

Passed: April 29, 2013


Antonia Ruiz Rivera, 85, of Tolleson, died on April 29, 2013 in Phoenix.  She was born on June 13, 1927 in Phoenix, Arizona to Alejandro and Carmen Ruiz.  She was an Arizona native and a lifetime resident of Tolleson.   She was Co-founder along with her husband of Los Compadres Dance Hall.  Her hobbies included baking and cake decorations with her specialty being wedding cakes. She was a loving wife and beloved mother and is survived by her daughters Nancy (David) Sausedo, Norma Lopez, Natalie Rivera; sons Alex Rivera, Frank (Sylvia M.) Rivera; brother Ramon Altamirano; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank O. Rivera; sister Carmen Ruiz; and brothers, Mariano Ruiz and Alex Ruiz.  A vigil will be held from 9:30am to 10:30 am, Rosary at 10:30am, Mass will follow at 11:00 am on Monday, May 6th at St. John Vianney Parish, 539 La Pasada Blvd in Goodyear.  Condolences can also be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

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