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DE ROSA , Vivian (Rivoli) Died peacefully 10/07/16 at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, AZ at age 76. Vivian is survived by her husband Francis (Frank) of 57 years, her children Kevin (Kelly) De Rosa, Marc (Vicky) De Rosa and Terri (Joe) Cooper along with her brother Anthony Rivoli. Grandchildren Christopher (Megan), Marissa (Joe), Kimmi (Drew), Kevin Jr.(Brittany), Michael (Krista), Nicholas (Cynthia) and Sara. Great grandchildren Emily, Easton, Taylor, Emma, Kevin III and Julianna. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Rivoli. Vivian was born in Rochester, NY and in 1977 the family moved to Mesa, AZ. Vivian was trained as a beautician and always enjoyed providing a style to anyone that asked. She worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester as a patent secretary. When the family moved to Arizona she worked for many years at Rosarita Mexican Foods as an assistant to the General Manager. She finished her working career along-side Frank and the kids in the family business. She officially retired in 2014. Vivian was a devout Catholic and devoted her life to her faith and family. She was proud of her Italian heritage and that showed through in her cooking and the meals she prepared for Sunday dinners and Holidays. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was fondly called Mom, Grandma and Gigi. She had a sense of humor and laugh that would light up the room. She leaves behind a legacy of warmth, love, kindness and acceptance. Services: Rosary followed by a funeral mass on October 28th at Christ the King Catholic Church located at 1551 E. Dana Ave. Mesa. Internment at Queen of Heaven following mass. In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made in Vivian’s name to Autism Cares Foundation at www.autismcaresfoundation.org and the Halo Animal Rescue-Phoenix at www.halorescue.org Please Sign the Guestbook at eastvalleytribune.com
Published on  August 10, 2017
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