Maria A. Rivera, 64, of Reading, passed away in her home Sunday, December 22, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Puerto Rico, Maria was the daughter of the late Ismale Rivera and Eufemia (Otero) Rivera. Survivors include her 2 daughters, Elizabeth (Rivera) Melendez and Eva (Rivera) Mateo; 16 grandchildren, Evemarie, Joshua, husband of Roseanne, Calizto, husband of Kimberly, Damars, Taina, Jasmin, Rafeal, Hector, husband of Jennifer, Michael, Jeremiah, Luis, Jonathan, Mark Anthony, Xavier, Destiny, and Veronica; 18 great grandchildren, Jeremiah, Eric, Angelys, King David, Reynalys, Jalynn, Dajalys, Joshua Jr., Jeremy, Niah, Jazlynn, Calixto, Saphira, Kiaralys, Jayden, E'lliez, Jonovan, and one on the way, Heaven Maria. Family was most important to Maria and she took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also liked to be pampered, enjoying an occasional manicure or pedicure.
Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale.