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Carolina “Carolita” Rivas

January 17, 1954 ~ April 25, 2020

Carolina L. Rivas, 66, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away April 25, 2020 at her home.

She was born to the late Raquel Garcia and Carlos Alvarez on January 17, 1954 in Guatemala City.  She met her husband, Oliver H. Rivas at Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala City. She later attended and graduated from SUNY Purchase in Westchester, NY.  Carolina and Oliver resided in White Plains, NY where they raised their children, Nancy Arroyo, Oliver J. Rivas and Rachel Rivas.  She is also survived by two grandchildren, Lyndsay C. Arroyo and Johan L. Arroyo; sisters, Miriam Alvarez of Connecticut and Judith Valdez of Guatemala; son-in-law, Joe Arroyo. Carolina was preceded in death by her parents, Raquel Garcia and Carlos Alvarez and her brother, Edin Alvarez.

Carolina was a loving, caring and dedicated mother and wife to her family.  She was able to achieve her wish to move to Vero Beach and enjoy her last 4 years in Vero Beach.  Her children had the honor to be with her until the last minute and were able to say their goodbyes before she went to be with the Lord.

The family would like to thank the many people that have reached out to them.  She truly touched many lives.

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Carolina L. Rivas, de 66 años, de Vero Beach, Florida, falleció el 25 de abril de 2020 en su casa.

Nació de Raquel García y Carlos Álvarez el 17 de Enero de 1954 en la ciudad de Guatemala. Conoció a su esposo, Oliver H. Rivas en la Universidad de San Carlos en la ciudad de Guatemala. Más tarde asistió y se graduó de SUNY Purchase en Westchester, NY. Carolina y Oliver residían en White Plains, Nueva York, donde criaron a sus hijos, Nancy Arroyo, Oliver J. Rivas y Rachel Rivas. También le sobreviven dos nietos, Lyndsay C. Arroyo y Johan L. Arroyo; hermanas, Miriam Alvarez de Connecticut y Judith Valdez de Guatemala; yerno, Joe Arroyo. Carolina fue precedida en la muerte por sus padres, Raquel García y Carlos Álvarez y su hermano, Edin Álvarez.

Carolina era una madre y esposa amorosa, cariñosa y dedicada a su familia. Pudo cumplir su deseo de mudarse a Vero Beach y disfrutar de sus últimos 4 años. Sus hijos tuvieron el honor de estar con ella hasta el último minuto y pudieron despedirse antes de que ella se fuera con el Señor.

La familia quiere agradecer a las muchas personas que se han acercado a ellos. Ella realmente tocó muchas vidas.

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Ann Maria L.

April 29, 2020, 12:22 am

Oliver Sr. I’m sorry for your loss.Your Wife was such a Lovely woman. She had a Heart of Gold. I often think about all the times we spent together working at the Preschool. My heart aches for you and your family during this time.

Nancy, Oliver Jr. and Rachel, I’m sorry for your loss.Your Mother was such an amazing person and she will truly be missed, My condolences. Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.

Jennifer Alvarez Racz

April 29, 2020, 12:41 am

My condolences, to the Rivas/Arroyo family. Yaya was an amazing god mother and auntie for 30+ years. She was the one that had all of us come together and celebrate all types of holidays. She was always there for me and got me! She will be missed. God knows nothing will ever be the same, without her. Love you yaya.

Robert Mannion

April 29, 2020, 3:57 pm

I am very sorry to hear of your loss, Oliver. May you and your family be safe and well. God bless you all.

Iriannette Negron

April 29, 2020, 6:25 pm

My condolences go out to the family. May she Rest In Peace. I pray that you all find the strength to support one another during this time.

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