Sophia Alexandra Rivera
Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc
692 Us Route 6
Tel. (845) 621-1992
Sophia Alexandra Rivera passed away on Tuesday September 17, 2013 at the age of 2. She is survived by her loving parents, Gabriel and Lucinda Rivera and her loving sister, Giovanna. Visiting will be held on Thursday September 19 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated on Friday September 20 at 11 am at St. John The Evangelist Church, 225 East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY.
Thursday, September 19
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, September 20
Dear lucinda and family. I wanted to say how sorry I am and I just found out but couldnt get your graciousness and strength out of my mind today.AS..a person who saw little sophia before she came into the world..... its just seems unfathomable. i M sure i SPEAK for the doctors and staff that you and your family are in our thoughts....Barbara Bena
Westchester health associates
Posted by barbara bena - mt kisco.ny, NY - health care acquaintance November 01, 2013
Our hearts and prayers with you and your family at this tragic time and always. Rest in peace little angel...
Posted by Stephanie Talcott October 03, 2013
Dear Lucinda, Gabe and Giovanna
We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Sophia our love and thoughts are with you and the family at this traumatic time. A beautiful rainbow came into your lives but had to leave so soon never to be forgotten. Give each other hugs from us.
Luciene and Mark
Posted by Luciene Brunetti - Carmel, NY - Friend September 30, 2013
Dear Lucinda & Family, Sending prayers and my deepest sympathy to your family. May loving memories bring peace, comfort and strength. Lisa
Posted by Lisa Zaino - Pound Ridge, NY - PRES friend September 23, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Maria Cambareri - Mount KIsco , NY - Colleague September 22, 2013
My thought and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Posted by Andrea Cicchelli - Mount Kisco, NY - Friend and colleague September 22, 2013
To our neighbors the Rivera family we share backyards and I have watched your beautiful daughter play in the yard I just found out tonight the horrible news we are so deeply sorry for this unimaginable loss. May god give you and your family the strength to heal. We are so deeply sorry
The DeVito Family
Posted by Melissa DeVito - mahopac, NY - neighbors September 21, 2013
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Posted by Clare Patterson and family - Bedford, NY - PRES student September 21, 2013
I am so deeply sorry for your loss and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Stephanie Velotti - Monroe, CT September 20, 2013
Dear Lucinda, Gabe, Giovanna, and Abuela and all the family, here is my prayer for you. Please let my deepest prayers and sympathy help you with a little of the unthinkable sadness. Heaven is not far, and may Sophia be healthy and playing and carefree and cared for and blissful among loving souls as they say those in heaven are, and with a different easy sense of time, and watching with pure love and angelic peace over your family every day and in all special times, and never lost, but a laughing, loving, smiling, joyous angel there for you all to one day be reunited on the same plane. This is my prayer for you. Love, Ellie
Posted by Ellie - New York, NY - friend September 20, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss. Sophia will be in our prayers.
Posted by Dan and Raquel Gmelin September 20, 2013
Dear Lucinda, Gabe and Giovanna,
I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. No parent should ever have to endure the loss of their precious child. Your strength yesterday was truly admirable. My heart breaks for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. *Hugs*
Posted by Rochelle Zolotas - Poughkeepsie, NY - Friend/PRES Co-worker September 20, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to the Rivera family. RIP little Sophia.
Posted by Sabrina Recine - Putnam Valley, NY - Friend of a friend September 20, 2013
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Posted by Stephanie (Omasta) Lounsbury - Danbury , CT September 20, 2013
I know that there is nothing that can be said that will take away your grief and heal your heart but please know that you have so many people in your life, both near and far, who are here to help you and your family through this terrible time. Our hearts and thoughts are with you now and forever.
Posted by Justin Campana - Chicago, IL - Friend September 20, 2013
Dear Gab and Lucinda,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences
Paul & Rita Russer
Posted by Paul & Rita Russer - Selbyville, DE - Friend September 19, 2013
Words cant express how my heart breaks for lucinda and gabe. I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl sophia. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by nancy lacerra olivio - bronx, NY - lucinda's cousin September 19, 2013
Dearest Lucinda, Gabe, Giovanna and family,
Words can not begin to express how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful Sophia. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers today and always. XO
Posted by Lori Perri (Kagan) - Stamford, CT - Friend September 19, 2013
I am so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
With Love and Deepest Sympathy,
Posted by Jackie Guglielmo - Fairfield, CT - PRES co-worker September 19, 2013
If only there were words to say that could lessen the pain of losing a child, but when a child is taken from you so suddenly, everyone is left speechless and hurting. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are here to support your family in whatever way we can.
Posted by Robin Woolley - Mahopac, NY - Lakeview PTO Executive Board September 19, 2013
Lou, Gabe, Giovonna and all of the Cavaliere-Rivera family I am at a loss for words, I can't even imagine your grief. It seems like yesterday you were here and the girls were all dancing in thier red, white & blue 4th of July dresses. What a beautiful joyous occassion that was. Now our little angel is dancing with Jesus and His angels, waiting until the day we will be joined with her again. My heart and prayers are with you. Psalm 91 we are covered in His feathers. I pray you feel the comfort and peace as our Saviour wraps you beneath his wings. God bless you and give you strength and courage to endure this trial.
Love & Prayers Always~Martie
Posted by Martie Cornell - Hudson, FL September 19, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Rhonda Doctor - Bedford Hills, NY - Colleague September 19, 2013
My Dearest Marylou and Your Family,
You are experiencing the unthinkable. I vividly remember meeting sweet and adorable Sophia and I simply cannot process your tragic loss.
My thoughts are with you, your family and with Sophia during this incredibly painful and profoundly sad time in your lives.
My love always,
Posted by Julie Kotler-Snider - Briarcliff, NY - co-worker September 19, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the loss your family has endured. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers during this devastating time. Our thoughts go out to you and your family. God bless.
Posted by Lou and Michele DeMici - Danbury, CT September 19, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Posted by Kathleen Molito - Pound Ridge, NY - friend from PRES September 19, 2013
I am so beyind sorry for your list.. Words can't express how truely sorry i am to hear this.. May God take you n your family under his wings n try n give u some courage.. May gid bless you n your family.. Send my prayers out for you n ur fam.. Love Bettina n family
Posted by Bettina scaffidi - clermont, FL - friend September 19, 2013
Please know that your family is in my thoughts and daily prayers. I am truly and deeply sorry for your sudden loss.
Posted by Angela Goncalves - Pound Ridge, NY - friend (co-worker) September 18, 2013
Your family has lost a bright star and there are no words to erase that pain. You are all loved and we support you in this awful time.
Colleen & Dave Triglianos
Posted by Colleen Triglianos - Mahopac, NY - friend September 18, 2013
Lucinda, Gabe and Giovanna,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can not fathom what you are going through right now. I am praying so hard for all of you. May God comfort you, strengthen you and keep you.
Posted by Dana Russell - Bronx, NY - Friend September 18, 2013
We are shocked and saddened at the loss of beautiful Sophia. We treasured the time we were able to spend with her and you all at Gymboree during last year. May she rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Shawn, Melany, and Megan DeLonge - Yorktown Heights, NY, NY September 18, 2013
My family and I are so very sorry for your unbearable loss! I pray for peace and strength for you and your whole family during this extremely difficult time.
All my love, Lori
Posted by Lori Lanza - Bedford Hills, NY - co-worker September 18, 2013
Dear Mary Lou & Family: There are no words. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope many happy memories of little Sophia sustain you and give you strength. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call.
Love Donna Carpenter
Posted by Donna Carpenter - bedford, NY - friend September 18, 2013
Dear Lucinda and Family, I am very saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful little girl, Sophia. There aren't any words I can offer to you to alleviate your suffering. Please know that your family is very close to my heart right now and that you are being kept in my prayers. May God's merciful presence burn ever brighter for you at this difficult time.
Love, Silvia and the D'Arco Family
Posted by Silvia D'Arco - Bronx, NY - Grade School Friend September 18, 2013
Lucinda, Gabe and Giovanna,
I have no words that will comfort you with such an incredible loss. I want to offer my sincere condolences and tell you that my heart breaks for the loss of your beautiful angel. I am here for you if you need anything. Love and prayers for you all, and for your beautiful Sophia. May she rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Angela, Rob and Zoe - Bronx, NY - friend September 18, 2013
Dear Mary Lou,
I was beyond saddened to hear of little Sophia's passing. My heart is broken for you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Posted by Lauren Leone - New Rochelle, NY - Friend and Former Coworker September 18, 2013
Dear Mary Lou,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your granddaughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family-Donna Cullam
Posted by Donna Cullam September 18, 2013
Mary Lou, I saw how you lit up when you spoke of all of your children and grandchildren, but little Sophia seemed to make you beam that much brighter. I can only think that this angel will watch over her family until they meet again in Heaven. It is unthinkable what has happened to your family. Her mother, father, siblings, Aunts, Uncles, the list is endless. Yet here you are. I wish I could carry the burden for them, for you, just a little while, take away the grief and give them peace. I can only offer my prayers and deepest heartfelt condolences. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength to carry on. - Always, Christine
Posted by Christine O'Connor - New Windsor, NY - Friend September 18, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.
♥ “Fly high, beautiful butterfly.”
Posted by Kathryn Peck - Mt. Kisco, NY - Friend September 18, 2013
Dear Marylou and family, Please know that we are carrying thoughts of you in our hearts. Reggi
Posted by Regina D'orazio - Bedford, NY September 18, 2013
Dear Mary Lou and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your little Sophia. Words can not even begin to express how sorry I am for you and your family. Please know that I am thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time. I hope you can find strength and comfort from family and friends to help you through this. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.............. Love, Cheryl
Posted by Cheryl Tarquinio - Patterson, NY September 18, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Dave and Kim Cianciolo - New Milford, CT September 18, 2013
Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
- Shannon Siemers
Posted by Shannon Siemers - Bedford, NY September 18, 2013
Gabe, Lucinda and Giovanna:
There are no words to say that will make your pain go away. Just please know that we are thinking of you.
Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel. May Sophia rest in peace.
Posted by Renee Cariddo - carmel, NY - Friend September 18, 2013
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you in this time of sorrow and always.
Posted by Bill and Jill Lounsbury - Danbury, CT September 18, 2013
I am praying that your faith will help you and your family through this very difficult time.
I pray that you and your family find the strength to understand God purpose through your grief and sadness.
Our deepest sympathies from
my husband and I
Posted by Concetta Tripepi-Pulice - New Rochelle, NY - Friend September 18, 2013
No words can express how we feel for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God be with you at this time I know this is very hard to understand but special angels like your daughter make our hearts learn to love more. Hold your family close tonight and lean on each other for support at this time. That will pull you through these difficult times. God will carry you through this.
We send our love!
Posted by Heather and Michael Lena - New Rochelle, NY - Friend September 18, 2013
To the Rivera Family, No words can express what pain we feel for the loss of Sophia. In God's hand now; may she look over all of you.
Posted by Gary, Tilde and Adam Zimmerman - Mahopac, NY - Friends September 18, 2013