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Vidalia Velilla

October 16, 1944 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 75)

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Vidalia Velilla, 75, of Manchester, NH (formerly of Lawrence, MA) passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 with her family at her side. Vidalia was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 16, 1944, the daughter of the late Jose Felix and Francisca (Torres) Velilla.

Vidalia was raised in Puerto Rico, lived in New York and later settled in Lawrence, MA where she raised her four children. She dedicated much of her heart and soul to her family and home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Vidalia loved time with her family and was a woman of strong faith. The love and light she shared with the world will never dim. She will be forever remembered and loved by her family and friends.  

Vidalia is survived by her adoring children, Nicholas Rivera of Manchester, NH, David Rivera of Lowell, MA Marx Rivera of Manchester, NH and Venus Rivera of Andover, MA. She also leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the graveside service Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11: 00 AM at Linwood Cemetery, 41 John Ward Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830. Services are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. For online condolences please visit

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