Rivera Rodriguez, 85, of Avondale, passed away on March 1, 2013. Raul was born May 8,
1927 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico to Mesias Rodriguez and Joba Rivera.
He moved to Arizona 70 years ago, and was a farm laborer.
is survived by his wife of 54 years, Imelda Rodriguez; his 3 daughters, Grace
Perez, Rosa Hernandez, and Gloria Flores; his 6 sons, Cel, Raul, Rene, Eddie,
Jaime, and Hector Rodriguez; 1 sister, Manuela Rodriguez; 27 grandchildren; and
was a parishioner at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He was the most
caring and loving father, and he was also a hardworking man who always took
care of his family. Raul motivated his children to work hard for what
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7,
from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel located at 522 East Western
Avenue in Old Town Avondale. A rosary will
be recited at 6:00pm. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, at
10:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church located at 539 East La Pasada
Boulevard in Goodyear. A procession to his final resting place at Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery, located at 3000 North Santa Fe Trail in Avondale, will follow the Mass.
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