Gloria Margarita Rivas
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 4, 1944
  • Date of passing: Jan 11, 2009
Let the memory of Gloria be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one Gloria Rivas 65 years old born on January 4, 1944 and passed away on January 11, 2009. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Miguel Rivas on 11th January 2017

"Today I am missing you so much, even much more today.  There were and are so many things that I wish you were able to be apart of.  I miss the smell of your perfume, your cooking, your hugs especially. I needed your hugs the most in 2016, it was a difficult year for me and so many times I wish I had the option of running to your house, where you'll be waiting to hold me and say "Todo vas estar bien" I know you are still around because from time to time I smell your perfume and it gives me peace of mind that your right there with me.  I am getting married next year and I always imagined growing up you'd be there as I take what is a frightful but beautiful step in my life.  You are always in my thought everyday, like what would abuela do?, when I cook your recipes comes to mind, like the time I made a Pernil for the first time and I had no clue how to do one but somehow it came to me naturally, I knew that was your work, now the family hits me up for some :-) You continue to guide me day in , day out and your molded me to be out spoken, fearless and to not deal with the not needed.  I know your up there having a the time of your life, one well deserved.  I miss and love you, till next time."

This tribute was added by Ruth Sntg on 11th January 2016

"I will always remember all the happy memories that i shared with  mom and treasure them in my heart forever because today marks 7 years since mom past away on January 11, 2009 .  RIP Mom 1944-2009"

This tribute was added by David Santiago on 11th January 2016

"Te extraño tanto mamá R.I.P"

This tribute was added by Linda Spack on 10th May 2015

   Not a day goes by that you are not thought of, spoken of, or sent love to you in heaven. You had a beautiful soul both inside and out, I am both blessed and very fortunate to have known such an amazing woman like you. You have inspired me to be the best me that I can be. We have had a bond like no other and I am glad that I have a piece of you in my heart as well as through your grand-daughter. I know that on this very day you are with each and everyone that you love and hold dear to your heart. I want to wish you a very special mothers day.. Te Quiero Mucho Mamita. May you continue to rest in peace, forever peacefully.

Love Always,

This tribute was added by Joey Ortiz on 24th April 2015

"Tía Gloria, an amazing woman. I remember always feeling spoiled by her. Pinching my cheeks, always giving kisses especially joined by her amazing laughs and cutest giggle. She set an example on how to be a mother and great aunt."

This tribute was added by Wanda Centeno on 19th April 2015

"Ella era una mujer fuerte y    luchadora y una madre q nunca dejo su hijo por nadie siempre estaba para ello ai en LA Buena y an LA mal."

This tribute was added by Rivas Lucy on 18th April 2015

"My dear Aunt Gloria, U will always be remembered, not only by your children, but your nieces/nephews, brother/sister & many other relatives...I can remember the last time I saw U, at my house, when Uncle Pole passed away...we had so much fun, "so to speak" as U were tellig stories of how U were raised, how times were when U & mom were together..many memories I now have, that I never new before..I thank you so much for that last time we spent here, as my brother Charlie was also here...Now I say, so long for now, we will meet again someday...God rest your soul...Amen! luv U forever! Amen!"

This tribute was added by noelia alvarez on 18th April 2015

"When I was growing up at age 12 .I learn to cook and take care my brothers and sisters .My loving mother raise her 11 kids by herself.I'm proud I had a good mother and I miss her so much. I'm the oldest and I love her so much. Everyday I go see her and she always call me .come have coffee with me . I miss her cooking and laughing with her. I will always have her in my heart .I love u mom. I know u watching us from heaven."

This tribute was added by Millie Ortiz on 18th April 2015

"Our wonderful aunt gloria so very much loved n missed"

This tribute was added by Tati Santiago on 18th April 2015

"R.i.p. Never forgotten"

This tribute was added by Elsie Ruiz on 18th April 2015

"All I have to say is that tia Gloria was the only aunt I knew growing up from moms side who spoiled me with her love, smiles and very UNIQUE giggly laughs. Never heard a giggly laugh that bought a great BIG smile to my face during my childhood and adolescent years. She was one of a kind. I miss her BUT will be spending my ETERNITY with her in that Heavenly place created for those that are faithful and accept Jesus as their one and only Savior! I guarantee I have my one way ticket to heaven and the right to proclaim it!!! I can only imagine that Glorious morning when I get to be with my Creator and ALL my loved ones FOREVER... That brings me peace of mind, I suffered enough being without my parents and extended family that was called to God's presence, now it's peace within... Gone but not Forgotten."

This tribute was added by Sara Santiago on 11th January 2015

"Today January 11th 2015 marks 6 years of my loving mother's death. She passed away on January 11th 2009 @ 12:55 am I was in the kitchen at Hospice with my sister Carmen and Lydia we went to get some coffee and that's when my niece Letticia came crying to the kitchen yelling grandma passed away we ran and I was crying saying no mom no but there was nothing we could of done. It was her time to go to a beautiful place where she will no more suffer with pain,  I remember her by all the good memories I had with her when she came to visit me here in Florida to meet her new grandson Joshua and of course see her other grandson Matthew that she has met when he was 10 months old when I took him to Buffalo. She called them her little rascals LOL, I remember when my son Joshua would cry and I will wake up to go make him a bottle and when I go to feed him, he's not in his crib, I go look to take his bottle, they both are sleeping. I will say to myself mom got him like always lol. She always grab him out of his crib and lay him right next to her on the bed with her and Angelica and my mom cuddling nice and cozy with him so I will leave the bottle next to my son and leave them alone sleeping. I also remember when my son Matthew would go up to my mom and say "Abuela" can you scratch my back please, mom my gets a kick out of it because how he asks her in that little sweet voice for a 3 years old boy lol, so she will go sit on the couch and tell him to lay on her lap and he does. I cried happy tears seeing how loving and caring my mother was with my kids. I also remember when she came to Florida in 2004 and spend Christmas with me and my son at home and I was so happy that she came to spend it with me. In 2007 she came again to Florida and spent Christmas, New Years and her 64th Birthday with my and kids, we went to the store to shop for Christmas and also I shop for her birthday with out her noticing because I would have 2 shopping cart, one for Christmas and birthday gifts and the other one with food to cook for Christmas. I had bought her like 10 gifts for Christmas and for her 64th birthday, we celebrated her birthday and took her out for dinner and took lots of pictures with her. August of 2008 she came back to  Florida along with my sister Carmen and her daughter Isabella to visit me and my kids and also to leave my daughter in Florida with me. I was on the phone with my sister Mimi when my mom arrived in FL. and my sister Mimi asked me why I was crying and I said because I'm so happy to see mom again and my sister Carmen also I was crying because mom told me that this was her last trip to Florida and I asked her why you say that mom and she told me hija (daughter) because I'm going to be gone from this world soon, she said I feel it and God my Father is calling me home and I told her mom you're  not going to die, you going to live many more but I was wrong and se was right. The day she passed away, it broke my heart in thousands pieces, she was my mother, father, and friend all at once. I will stop right here because I started to cry and that's one thing she didn't want us do but it's hard for me for all these 6 years :'( My mom was my inspiration, my courage and my strength. I miss you when something good happens because you're the one I want to share it with, I miss you when something troubles me, because you're the one who understands me well and I miss you when I laugh and when I cry, because you're the one who makes laughter grow and  the tears disappears. Mom you For Ever In My Heart for all you were to me in my life and all the joy you brought. Your memory is with me in every single thoughts.

                              May You Rest In Peace Mom
                                   1-4-1944/ 1-11-2009
                    Love your baby girl Sara Ines Santiago"

This tribute was added by David Santiago on 4th January 2015

"Mom, no one can ever take your place in my heart. I love you forever and ever...Happy Birthday, Mom! I missed you so much!...Con't R.I.P Mom! I love you!!"

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