Aida Luz Rivera, age 58, of Elgin, passed away October 31, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village. She was born January 23, 1959 in Naguabo, Puerto Rico to her loving parents, Jose Marcano and Isabel Alvarez.Aida shared 23 wonderful years of marriage with the love of her life, Carmelo Rivera, after meeting him at Assembles Pentecostal Church. They married on April 29, 1994.

Loved ones will remember Aida as a strong, loving and caring person. She had a warm heart and was a friend to everyone she met. She was a wonderful wife, a loving aunt and a caring friend who will be deeply missed.

She was an active member of her church, Puerta de Sion, in Glendale Heights, IL, despite the challenges of her illness. In her free time Aida enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and solving puzzles.

The family wishes to share special thanks to her loving husband, Carmelo, for always being there and fighting for her until the very end. Thanks to her caregiver Araceli for helping both Aida and Carmelo, and to her niece, Anahi Marcano, who loved her dearly and was there for her time of need. Special love and thanks to Rev. Jesus and Iris Loubriel for all the support and spiritual life they provided Aida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Marcano and Isabel Alvarez, her two brothers, Javier and David Garcia and sister, Noemi Garcia.

Aida is survived by her loving husband, Carmelo Rivera; her niece who she raised as her own daughter, Anahi Marcano; siblings, Jose Miguel Marcano, Jose Manuel Marcano, Jose Rafael Marcano, Roberto Marcano,  Elizabeth Garcia, and Emilio Garcia; aunt Thomasa Marcano; cousin Luz Imelda; and nieces and nephews, Peter Aquino, Michelle Garcia, Hector Marcano, Keisha Marcano, Hillary Marcano, Jan Marcano, Leo Marcano, Joey Garcia, Evelyn Garcia, and Sabrina Ortiz.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. with service at 7:00p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin IL 60120, Rev. Jesus Loubriel Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Cementerio Viejo De Manati, Puerto Rico.

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