Honoring the Life by Telling the Story

Maria "Connie" Rivas

April 8, 1956 - June 18, 2019
Milwaukee, WI



Thursday, June 20, 2019
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Suminski Family Life Story Funeral Homes
Niemann/Suminski Location
2486 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 744-5156
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Funeral Mass

Friday, June 21, 2019
10:00 AM CDT
Gesu Church
1145 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7101

Off street parking is available in parking Lot J behind the Church. The entrance to the lot is off of 11th Street - south of Wisconsin Avenue. If there is an attendant at the lot, tell the attendant that you are going to a funeral at the church.



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Memorials to the Family are appreciated.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Scarvaci Florist & Gift Shoppe
2663 North Holton Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(800) 993-3214

Floral arrangements should be delivered to the Niemann / Suminski Funeral Home no later than 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 20th.

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Maria C. Rivas "Connie"

Born to Eternal Life June 18, 2019, age 63 years. Cherished wife of Roy R. Rivas. Beloved mother of Rosa Linda (Del) Wilson, Angel Marie (Jason Sr.) Ryan, Roy JR (Kim) Rivas, April Elizabeth (Wayne) Rivas, Monica Ann (Gabriel) Manuel, the late Maria C. Rivas, and the late Crystal Gale Rivas. Proud grandmother of Gabriel, Stephanie, Jason, Jessica, Janessa, Jericho, Kalisto, Kavalli, Kassini, Gabriella, Emanuel, Marina, Elan, Violetta, and Graicella. Loving sister of Anastacio, Juan, Rosa, Guadalupe,and Susan. Further survived by great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Visitation at the Niemann / Suminski Funeral Home, 2486 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee, WI 35207 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233 (parking is available in Lot J behind Church - enter off 11th St.).

Interment services will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Family are appreciated.