Born in Massena, she was a life resident of Fulton.
She had previously worked for KBC and also sold Avon for many years.
She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Fulton. She loved scrapbooking, painting and singing.
She was predeceased by her father, Theodore Engell, who died in 1982; by an uncle, Frederick Decatur; and by an aunt and uncle, Elinor and Ed Mincher.
Surviving are her husband, Modesto Rivera; daughter, Liliana Rivera; mother, Dorothy Engell; canine, Chloe; an aunt, Lorraine Decatur; cousin, Gary Decatur; and extended family, Andy, Maria, Wendy, Louisa and Daisy Ruiz.
A celebration of her life will be held today, April 18 at 6 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Forever Gardens at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or to All Saints Episcopal Church, 153 South First Street, Fulton 13069.
Foster Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.