Celia Marie Rivera, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009 at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper.  Age 50 years.  She was born July 3, 1959 in Hart, MI to Filomeno Sr. and Alice (Kelsey) Rivera.  Celia was a member of St. George Catholic Church.  Left to cherish her memory is her four sisters and four brothers: Gilbert, Filomeno Jr., Gloria, Rose, Rachel, Robert Rivera, Connie Williams, and Steven Cordova; two special ones she loves from her heart, Marcus and Monica Rivera; her step-mother, Wilma Rivera; boyfriend: Mark Roberts; special friends: Anna Moncado, Rachel Meyers, Pam and Paul DeLaRosa and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Celia’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2009 at St. George Catholic Church, 3121 Sheridan Ave.  Rev. Fr. Reginaldo Salcedo will officiate.  Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State) on Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A Vigil Service honoring Celia will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Celia will lie in state at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. George Catholic Church.  Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com.