Rivosa, Doris (MacNeely), 91, died peacefully on December 22, 2021. She was the wife of the late Joseph V. Rivosa with whom she shared 54 years of marriage, raising their children in South Windsor, CT.
Born in Hartford, CT on November 22,1930, daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Dixon) MacNeely, Doris was raised and educated in Manchester, CT. Doris owned and operated Arnoldeens-Cache in Manchester for over forty years, Her store evolved from a clothing boutique to a shop offering fine antique furnishings for the home. She had a creative hand in designing holiday wreaths and floral decorations. Doris had many loyal customers who became friends, especially Rose Viola and Iris Fuentes. Her shop was a popular spot to find the perfect gift.
Doris was a parishioner of St. Bridgets Church. Besides her business, she enjoyed gardening, antiquing, music, and most of all, dancing with her husband.
Doris will be deeply missed by her three loving daughters, Ellen (Rivosa) Cipolla and her husband Richard, Nancy Rivosa and partner John Bender, Joanne (Rivosa) Terragna
(late husband Frank), Grandchildren Lindsay (Terragna) Karr and husband Drew, Nikki Terragna and fiance Joey Olszewski, Frank Terragna and partner Ashley Faber, Alexandra Cipolla and husband Brian James. Great Grandchildren Ava Karr, Max Karr, Ellie Karr, and Dominic James.
She is also survived by sister-in-law Myrna Rivosa.
Doris was predeceased by her brother Harold MacNeely and sister-in-law Marguerite, sisters
Barbara Blanco and brother-in-law Peter, Mayellen Davis, Arlene Saltzman and brother-in-law Merv, brother-in-law John C. Rivosa, along with dearly loved nieces and nephews.
For those that knew her kindness and most positive outlook on all things in life, she will be greatly missed. She in now putting the finishing touches on heaven, the moon and the stars.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Bridgets Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester, CT December 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private, Broad Street, Manchester, CT. There are no calling hours.
A Celebration of Doris' life will be held in the Spring.