OBITUARY

Florence "Bunny" Rivara

June 2, 1937October 5, 2012

Florence "Bunny" Rivara of Palm Bay passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 after a long illness. She was born June 2, 1937, in Brooklyn, and lived in Jamaica, Hewlett, Rockaway Beach and Oceanside, New York, prior to moving to Palm Bay, Florida in November 1989. Florence was head waitress at a popular New York Diner for over (20) years and after the move to Palm Bay was employed by Honey Baked Ham in Melbourne, Florida for several years until she was diagnosed with cancer, which she eventually defeated in 1999. She is a current member of the Women of the Moose, Melbourne FL Chapter 1046. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, movies, casino gambling, playing cards, games and travel with friends and family. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John P. Rivara, daughter, Debra Krueger and her husband Ronald, son, John T. Rivara and his wife Linda, brother, Donald Rowe and his wife Olivia, nieces, Donna Bailey, Leslie Novak and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral services and burial will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday October 10, 2012 at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 10, 2012
REMEMBERING

Florence "Bunny" Rivara

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Ron &Liesel Hamel

October 12, 2012

We always had you in our prayer,
and hope that you would recovered.
But the lord had other pands whith YOU.
Rest in peace. LOVE YOU Both.
Liesel & Ron Hamel

Karen Oracki

October 9, 2012

Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You both fought so hard. I pray for peace for you and your family.

BARBARA FALLER

October 9, 2012

I WILL MISS MY DEAR FRIEND FLO OF 45 YEARS,ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED.YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART & PRAYERS AS WELL AS YOUR FAMILY.UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN YOUR LOVING FRIEND BARBARA

Donna Cyr

October 9, 2012

Bunny - Your smile and laugh will be missed. It warms my heart to have known you.

Joan & John Schauer

October 9, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Bunny's passing. We were hoping and praying for a miracle, if needed, so we could visit you and meet Bunny. She fought so hard to be with you and now is your angel. She will always care about you, and she will be in your hearts forever.

With Sincerest Sympathy & Prayers,
Joan & John Schauer

October 9, 2012

We are so truely sorry to hear about your loss of your mom. Please except our condolences. Only time will heal a broken heart.

Barbara McNamara

October 9, 2012

Our hearts are saddened by Bunny's passing. Eddie speaks often of what wonderful friends both Bunny and John were to his mom and dad and of all the good times they had together growing up. We pray that she is in peace now and smiling down with her friends who have gone before her and are waiting there for her. We pray for those left behind to keep you close to their hearts and remember all the joy you brought to them. Love and prayers Barbara and Eddie.

October 9, 2012

We will terribly miss this beautiful lady. She was a wonderful sister and sister-in-law. She was a loving wife and mother. Bunny was strong-willed,an avid reader, intelligent, generous, creative, funny, kind and a friend to anyone who needed her. Our hearts will have a hole without her in our life. We love you dear Bunny. Brother Don and Olivia

October 8, 2012

I never had the pleasure of meeting Bunny in person, only through John did I come to know her. I am sure she was a fine lady and will be a great loss to John and the family. My most sincere condolences. Harry & Donna, wb2sfz

FROM THE FAMILY