Margarita Rivera, 81, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. Born on June 18, 1932 in Maricao, Puerto Rico, she later moved to New York City where she single-handedly raised and provided for her children working as a housekeeper in several hotels in the city. Most recently she resided in Virginia Beach where she lived with her eldest son. Margarita was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved music and told wonderful stories.
Left behind to cherish her loving memory are her sons, Eladio and his wife, Marilyn of Virginia, Edgar Rivera and his wife, Christine, of New Jersey, and Edwin Rivera of New York; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margarita was predeceased by her daughter, Olga Ortiz.
Services will be held privately by the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Margarita’s name to Parkinson Research Foundation Inc. The family would like to express their thanks to all the nurses at Beacon Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Virginia Beach for the comfort and care provided during her final hours.
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