Ann Riva, 92, of Marlborough


Ann RivaMarlborough – Ann (Gioielli) Riva, 92, died Aug. 10, 2019 after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Louis Riva who died in 2012. They were married for 64 years.

She was born in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Angelo and Amabile (Catani) Gioielli and lived in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and Jacksonville, Fla. before moving to Marlborough recently.

Mrs. Riva worked as a secretary for the Mount Pleasant Central School District in Valhalla, N.Y. for many years.

She was an avid reader and loved to play tennis. Above all else she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Vissat of Marlborough and Mary Ellen Forneris of Sparta, N.J.; one son, Kenneth Riva of Meredith, N.Y., eight grandchildren, Matthew, Thomas, Robert, Christian, John, Victoria, Adam and Jacqueline; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will be in New Rochelle, N.Y. at a later date. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5-8 p.m., in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (, 95 West Main St., Marlborough.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oak Rd., Waltham. MA 02452.