Arcelia P. Rivera
August 12, 1940  -  June 30, 2018

Arcelia P. Rivera

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Visitation
LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Monday, July 02, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Rosary
St. Johns Catholic Church
506 S. Lincoln Ave.
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
9:00 AM
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St. Johns Catholic Church
506 S. Lincoln Ave.
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
10:00 AM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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RIVERA, ARCELIA P. -

A rosary will be recited for Arcelia P. Rivera, 77, of Dexter, NM at 9:00 AM, at St. John’s Catholic Church, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Interment will be at South Park Cemetery with Fr. Eduardo Espinoza officiating.

Arcelia passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Arcelia was born in Satevo, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 12, 1940 to Eduardo and Maria A. Prieto and married the love of her life, Jose Francisco Rivera, Sr. on July 7, 1961. She loved looking for new plants to add to her garden, and had a gift for tending to roses. She was always ready for road trips to see new places and visit her family. Arcelia’s faith in God gave her strength in all she accomplished. She was an active Eucharistic Minister at St. John’s Church and was a long-time member of the Cursillo Movement. She devotedly attended Adoration regularly and holy mass every Sunday.

Arcelia was preceded in death by her parents, Eduardo and Maria A. Prieto; husband, Jose Francisco Rivera, Sr; son, Jose Francisco Rivera, Jr; and brothers Ramiro and Saul Prieto.

Her memory will be cherished by daughter, Rosa E. Aguilar (Jesus), of Dexter, NM; son, Ricardo Rivera (Diana), of Hagerman, NM; son, Mario Rivera (Corrie), of Dexter, NM; daughter, Arcelia Rivera (Ruben), of Roswell, NM; brothers and sisters: Elizardo, Emma, Florentino, Raul, Felipa, Tomasa, Jesus, Olivia, Luz, and Lourdes. Arcelia was bless with 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Arcelia touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jose Jr., Dominca, Anthony, Burnie III, Brittny, Desiree, Richard, Isaac, Mario, Bobby, Letisha, Isaiah, Travis, Aneissa, Ruben, Antoinette, Arthur.

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  1. Saul Prieto
    Albuquerque, NM

    My prayers go out to the Rivera family from me and my family. Rest in peace tia I love you

  2. Melissa Vegara
    Roswell, NM

    Rosa, I am so so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! God bless!

  3. Joanna Cotz
    Hobbs, NM

    The staff of Griffin Funeral Home send their sympathies and prayers to the family.

  4. Theresa Aguilar
    Roswell, NM

    Rosa I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom you are in my prayers and thoughts God Bless you and your family

  5. Sally A. Gutierrez-Peach
    Roswell, NM

    My Condolences to the Rivera Family, may God give you peace, My Thoughts and Prayers for you all especially for my friend Rosa,

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