Katherine Lena (Warner) Rivera, 82, of North Main Street, Penn Yan passed away January 31, 2019, in Herndon Va., surrounded by her children.
A Celebration of Life will be held April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. in Penn Yan at the American Legion.
Kathy was born in Keesville, N.Y. Oct. 11, 1936, the 10th of 12 and final surviving child to William and Lena (Duell) Warner.
She is survived by her children Cheryl Rivera, Alberto J. (Leesa) Rivera, Delores Rivera, Lydia Rivera, and Andrew Rivera. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Bryan Robertson, Justin (Monica) Rivera, Marie (Matthew) Powers, Alberto J (AJ) Rivera II, Marcus (Alexa) Rivera, David (Ashley) Gheller, Jordan Rivera, Patrick Rivera, and Amanda Rivera; her great-grandchildren, Nicholas Powers, Carter Rivera, Eleanor Rivera, Aden, Mason, Victoria Gheller, and Aurora Spoor, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews.
Kathy was predeceased by her cherished husband of 49 years, Alberto Rivera and her parents and brothers and sisters.
Kathy was active in Yates County Junior Football, and the VFW and is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed being with her family at home and on trips, trips to the casino to play the slot machines and playing bingo at Turning Stone in Rome, and seeing her great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online. The family requests no flowers. Donations can be made to Capital Caring Hospice of Northern Virginia or American Diabetes Association. Cards can be sent to any one of her children and will be brought to the Celebration of Life.
Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at: www.moneyandking.com.