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Mary Ann Gard Rivera

September 14, 1931 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 90)


Mary Ann Gard Rivera passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gard, and the late Celestino Rivera.

Loving mother of Diane (Nick) Fischer, and the late Frank A. (Gloria) Gard.

Cherished grandmother of Cassandra Gard, Frank P. (Michelle) Gard, and Andrew Gard.

Dear sister of the late Edwin J. (Elaine) Geu, the late Ann (Warren) Mousel, Joan (the late Stanley) Rosinski, and the late Frank (Verna) Geu.

Fond sister in law of Dorothy (Bill) Bauer, and Eleanor (Tom) Cerwon. Aunt and Great aunt of many. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Hellen Geu.

Other extended family of the late Christina (Joseph) Sturz, and the late Eleanor (Philip) Seibel.

Pet Grandmother to many dogs.

Family and friends will gather at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm.

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in River Grove, Il. For information please call the funeral home at (847) 678-1950 or


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