Mary Riva

August 9, 1947January 30, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Riva Bangor—Mary Elizabeth Riva, 65, died unexpectedly Jan 30, 2013 at her residence. She was born August 9, 1947 in Old Town a daughter of Francis Sr and Gladys (Durnford) Riva.

Mary was a loving, kind, and generous woman with a big and compassionate heart whose positive outlook always saw the best in everyone she met. She enjoyed family activities and especially enjoyed her many shopping excursions. She is survived by sisters Ruth Allard of Atlanta, TX, Catherine Cyr and her husband Larry of Charlton, MA and a brother Francis Riva Jr. and his wife Betty of Old Town; nieces and nephews Kathleen Childress, James Koch, Charles Koch Jr., Barbara Mason, Roberta Rose, Patricia Hedlund, Michael Riva, Michelle Cowan, Jeffrey Riva, Eugene Riva, Carrie Tapley, and Scott Cyr. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister June D. Koch and her husband Charles Koch Sr., brother-in-law Robert Allard, and a nephew John Koch.

A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Lawndale Cemetery, Old Town.

The family wishes to thank all of Mary’s friends and family friends for their acts of kindness and words of expression and to all who cared for Mary during her recent illness.

Memorial contributions to St. James Episcopal Church P.O. Box 682 Old Town, EM 04468

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Gordon Durnford

April 22, 2013

Dear Francis, Ruth, Catherine and families, we are sorry to hear of Mary,s passing. We had the privilege of meeting her and Uncle Francis for a few hours on a visit to Maine many years ago. Your couisn Gordon Durnford & Phoebe

Brenda Collamore

February 11, 2013

Dear Cathy, Ruth, Fran and families,
My deepest sympathies are extended to all of you. The passing of a loved one brings many emotions. May your fond memories of Mary lessen your sadness.

Mickey and Nona Kimball

February 9, 2013

Fran and Betty, our condolences on the passing of your sister. Though we didn't have the pleasure of knowing her, it is always sad to lose a family member.

Gail Fogarty

February 8, 2013

I knew Mary from the Citibus...such a nice friendly person and she will be missed by others on the bus also im sure. Rest in Peace Mary. My deep condolences to her family.

February 4, 2013

Betty and Fran,We were so sorry to learn of Mary's passing.Our thiughts are with you and all of family. Carol and Bob Stanley

Sue MacDonald

February 4, 2013

Francis and Betty, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Sheila Lee

February 4, 2013

With all our love, prayers and deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

John and Sheila Lee


February 4, 2013

Deepest condolences on Mary's passing! May your memories & faith give you comfort. I knew Mary from the city bus ("The Bat"). Although I didn't know her well, she never missed the opportunity to say hi to me by name EVEN if I didn't realize she was on the bus & also never missed the opportunity to connect with me briefly and extend a smile and a caring few lines! That is something special. She will be missed.

February 4, 2013

Francis and Betty, Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your sister. Our thoughts are with you. Maurice and Bonnie Day