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Eva Rivera

Obituary for Eva Rivera

June 3, 2017
New Haven, Connecticut

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Aunt


Eva Rivera Cruz, 70 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. Eva was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on December 16, 1946, a daughter of the late Diego Rivera and the late Dolores Cruz, and had resided in New Haven for the past fifty two years. She worked at the former Echlin Co. of Branford for twenty five years until retiring in 1995, and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses of New Haven. Eva is survived by one daughter, Yazmin Rivera of New Haven, one son, Hector L. Santiago of Waterbury, two sisters, Luz Rodriguez and Haydee (Valentin) Rodriguez of New Haven, one brother, Angel Luís Rivera of West Haven, three grandchildren, Charlees and Ramya Rivera and Eric Santiago, one great grandson, Chayse Logan McLaurin, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by two sisters, Hilda Ortiz and Laura Rivera, and three brothers, Guillermo, Victor and Ricardo Rivera.

Eva's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.

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North Haven, CT 06473
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