MERIDEN - Gracia Maria Muñiz Rivera, of Meriden, departed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was the loving wife of Efrain Rivera for 61 years.
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Gracia was born in Moca, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 18, 1935, a daughter of the late Aniceto and Saturnina Muñiz. She had been parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church and had belonged to the Spanish Chorus. She loved family gatherings, because she knew there would be good home cooking; and traveling, especially to Florida, because it reminded her of her birthplace.
She was a proud mother of five whom she cherished dearly. She will be sadly missed by her children, Elias (Sandy); Maria (Rick); Grace (Scott); Nelson (Donna); and Luis (Jacqueline); her 13 grandchildren; her 12 great-grandchildren; and her two brothers, Julio and Paulino. She was predeceased by her grandson, Luis Antonio; and her brothers, Benjamin, Eliazer, Alex, and Nelson. Her family would like to thank everyone who brought her comfort and happiness, you know who you are.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden.
Wallingford Funeral Home
809 North Main Street Ext. Wallingford, CT 06492
Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 10, 2014