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Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center

5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Rosie M. Vivas

June 21, 1953July 8, 2019

Rosie M Vivas, 66, peacefully passed July 8th, 2019 from fighting cancer for over 10yrs.She was able to celebrate her last birthday with her loving family on June 21,2019. Her family and friends made sure to surround her with love and celebrate one of her last birthdays on earth the best way they knew how. They gave her a surprise birthday party. Rosie was a women that showed everyone she cared for them by giving love and affection. All she wanted in life is to always be surrounded by her loved ones.She had a huge heart and was willing to share it with the world. Born in Havana, Cuba on June 21,1953 she eventually made it to the United States when she was 8 years old. She was separated from her mother and lived with cousins,aunts and uncles in Hollywood Florida. She loved the sound of the Piano and was determined to learn to play. She studied for about 4 years until 1969. She then became the teacher of piano until 1972. During the same year she graduated from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida. She went on to get her Bachelors of Music from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 1977. Still full of adventure and ready to see the world, she moved to the Big Apple that same year. New York always held a special place in her heart. She would say " New York was in my Blood". She loved everything about it especially the fast paced City life. After 5 fantastic years in New York she made her way back to Florida where she spent the remainder of her life. She spent the majority of her career working for Laboratory Corporation of America. She was responsible for recruiting new accounts for the company and maintaining the accounts. Also worked at the Better Business Bureau as an Accreditation Specialist. However, her search for knowledge did not stop there. She was also a Real Estate agent and a Public Notary. Rosie was always full of life and love. One of her biggest accomplishments was when she met the love of her life in 1988 at a friend's party. They started off as friends first and eventually it turned into a partnership that lasted 26 years. One would say that destiny brought them together. Not only did she gain a partner, she gained an entire family. She played a huge part in helping raise their 3 wonderful boys.Sharing her love was such a blessing to the family. She is survived by her domestic partner Margarita Alvarez, her 3 son's Francisco, Reynaldo, Gilberto and their families. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Ruiz and Family. A funeral is not scheduled due to Rosie's final wishes. She would always want you to remember to celebrate life because tomorrow is never promised. Never forget to fight no matter what life throws your way. Donations can be made to Trust Bridge of Palm Beach County in Rosie M Vivas' name.

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Carol Venello

July 20, 2019

Watching one of my best friends battle cancer with unfathomable courage, strength and positivity has changed my life. I miss her SO much.
Maria lived her life to the fullest and was a very caring, hardworking and thoughtful person. She was very close to her family and friends and had a lot of people who cared about her.
I will miss her forever and always remember all the good times we had.
I think about her everyday and her memory will be kept alive.
Love you!
Rest In Peace!





Ana Hormilla

July 20, 2019

My dearest Rosie,
My big Sis, I will always treasure the good times we shared with you with our family and friends ! Our life will never be the same with out you. It’s very hard not having you with us, we will always remember your laughter and great sense of humor you left with us. I know that you are in a better place and not suffering any more . Now you are the angle that will watch over us and one day we all will meet again my Sis! You will always be in my heart! Love you always your little Sis! Ani❤️❤️

Elizabeth Ruiz

July 19, 2019

Honored to have had the pleasure to be your niece. Thank you for being so loving, patient and kind. The moments we shared will forever be engraved in my heart. You were a fighter your whole life and it will always inspire me, it’s your legacy. I love you tia. Thank you for loving me and my bearded dragon so much.

Michelle Rojas

July 19, 2019

Hi Tia,
I love you and miss you
I know your in a better place but it’s still sad knowing your not here.
So many wonderful years, it will never be forgotten. Love you always and forever

Marilyn Ruiz

July 19, 2019

Rosie was my dear sister in law and also a good friend. We share so many memories together.
I am going to miss her. She was a fighter.

Marilyn Ruiz

July 19, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY