December 30, 1936 – December 6, 2012
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!!
- Funeral Service Sunday, December 16, 2012
- viewing Sunday, December 16, 2012
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December 31, 2013
**Happy Special Day Mom**
December 31, 2013
Hi Mom, today is such a bitter sweet day, your Special day along with Kenny's. Your Mi Corazon, as you have always called him from the moment that I gave birth to him with you in the delivery room holding my hand & you yelling push Mija.
I was so fortunate that you were in the delivery room with me while giving birth to my Kenny, Alexis & Alyssa.. Mom you were my best friend, you always knew that & the day you stood beside me as my Maid Of Honor on my wedding Day was the happiest day of my Life, because I knew you were proud to stand beside me & be my Maid Of Honor. You were the one that I could talk to about anything & not pass judgement.
I remember when I would get frustrated & sometimes cry while you were living here with me & you would say "Mija why are you getting upset & crying it does not do you any good to get upset, it's not going to change anything it only takes away your joy, I would give anything to hear those words from you one day again!
My heart hurts & I am so lost without you on most days.
My kids miss you & Kenny misses you calling him Mi Corazon.
Happy Birthday Mama, Richard has taken care of me all day I have a upper respiratory infection that has me on bed rest, but you know this cause I know you are here watching us, we are just about to eat your favorite lemon chicken that you loved & Richard cooked for us for dinner in remembrance of you.
Please know Mama that we pray everyday in Jehovah's name like you said we should & all things seem to be getting much better..Tomorrow is your favorite day of the year, I could picture you cooking on New Years every year in your apt with Franco & bringing in the New Year dancing. I will love you always Mom & never forget some of the most precious moments we all had together..Love you Shelley
September 6, 2013
Mom we are making tamales this year and hope ur presents is there with us I know it will be. Thus will be our new tradition in memory of u. We love and miss u so much.
July 19, 2013
I love and miss u
July 11, 2013
I Love you Mom & I Miss you everyday :(
July 10, 2013
Hi Mom, things are really upside lately not knowing which way to turn or whether I am coming or going. I know if you were here beside me in our room you would say " Mija don't worry, pray to Jehovah he will take care of what you need. Gosh what I would do to have another moment with you in the room with me. My kids & I are so emotional these days & it feels like a never ending battlefield that we are on. I am trying to replicate your loving spirit Mom because you always had a way with words & your words always seem to make sense.. I Love You Mom & I know your not in physical pain any longer but I know you never wanted to leave us & knowing that keeps my spirit up.. Please Mom if you can help any of us in anyway whether it be through yourself or asking Jehovah on behalf of us could you please do it.. Thank you Mama for every little bit of memory that we have of you..Love your Baby Shelley
July 1, 2013
JUST THOUGHT OF YOUR GALLINA & MOLE. MISS IT & YOU!!!
Gina "Cochina" Ozuna-Garcia
June 27, 2013
Hello Nana today I thought a lot about you well I think about you just about everyday but especially today because we were at Kenny's new house having a great time with Shelley and all the kids wishing you were with us physically I miss you so much my heart hurts I wish you never left us, but I know I will see you one day. Please continue to watch over us and be let your presence be know.... I love you & miss you with all my Heart & Soul
your daughter, Hope Merancoo
December 15, 2012
Mother, I still feel you are still here with me, I feel your spirit inside me guiding me, I hear you telling me to be strong, only your voice gives me rest, please keep it comimg I wil need you.
December 15, 2012
I will miss you my nana. I will cherish everything you ever taught me. I will be that strong woman for You and my mother and will talk with you always. keep the advise coming i will be listening!!
December 14, 2012
You were such an amazing person and always smiling. You were a strong woman even though you were going through so much. You continued to fight. May you rest in peace. <3
December 14, 2012
**We Love you so much Mom..You were an amazing woman & you were so right when you said " Mija value life, because tomorrow is never promised" **