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Mrs. Rivas was born on February 24, 1914 in Spain. She lived there and in France before moving to America at the age of 15. Her family settled in Akron, Ohio and later moved to North Tonawanda. She was married to the late Manuel Rivas for more than 50 years and the couple resided in North Tonawanda.
Mrs. Rivas worked as a housekeeper at DeGraff Memorial Hospital and her husband worked at Crane Company. She has two children Catherine and the late Rose. She also has five grandchildren.
Mrs. Rivas was a member of the North Tonawanda Senior Center and became a resident at Northgate in 2009. She enjoys attending Catholic mass services, taking part in activities and playing Bingo.
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