URBANA, IL- Maria Alfonso Rivera, 93, of Urbana, passed away at 3:40 AM, Sunday, February 19, 2023 at University Rehab in Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, February 27, 2023 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, with visitation one hour prior(12:00 Noon-1:00 PM). Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana immediately following the funeral service. Maria was born December 14, 1929 in Jaquey Grande, Cuba, a daughter of Jose and Ernestina(Cazimajou) Alfonso. She married Francisco Rivera on July 17, 1974. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Leonardo(Jane) Sanchez of Urbana, IL, three grandchildren, Gina Dawkins(Clayton) of Monticello, Garron Sanchez(Kristie) of Champaign, Dustin Sanchez of Urbana; two great grand children, Mason and Brooks, and a sister, Emilia Rey of Miami, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and nine siblings. Maria worked as a sterile processing technician for Mercy Hospital in Urbana for many years and she attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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