March 23, 1943 ~ October 24, 2019

Born in: Charleroi, PA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Patricia Moody Riva, of East Asheville, passed away in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on October 24, 2019.

She was born in Charleroi, PA on March 23, 1943 to the late John and Mary Everly Moody.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Harry A. Riva; daughters, Tracy Riva, Wendy Young (Joseph), Sharon Reid (Trent), Melissa Gaston (Caleb); one son, Harry Riva, Jr.; grandchildren, David Malek (Kristen), Theresa Malek Popiela (Timothy), Jessica Tran (Kenneth), Jonathon Maj, Paul Maj, Rebecca Schaneberger, Tanner and Maci Reid, Owen, Jacob and Sadie Young, Isaiah and Avalyn Gaston and six great-grandchildren.

Her family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road (856 Tunnel Road in Asheville) with the family sharing brief remarks from 6:45 until 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.

Services

Visitation: October 27, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Patricia Ann Moody Riva's name.

Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane
Asheville, NC 28806

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  1. So sorry for your loss I only got to meet her a couple of times and the time I got to spend with her she was very loving and wonderful.

  2. My sweet baby. I’ll miss you more than anyone will ever know. I’m surrounded by the five gifts you gave us and in whose hearts you will always be. I only wish we could have added years onto the 56 years we had together. I love you so much.
    Love, Harry

  3. Melissa and Family, I am so very sorry for the passing of your mother. I was blessed to have been able to meet her and be around her on several occasions. She had such a cheerful personality and was a pleasure to be around. I pray God will be with you all during this most difficult time and give you the peace that only he can.

    Donna Williams

    • Dear grandma even on the day we put you to rest the sky started to cry out. For gaining such a precious person in to the heavens. On this same day we may have pain in our hearts. Because of this we move you from our hearts to our minds. This way after this time when we think of you we still love you but their will not be as much pain when we think of you and this way all we will ever have is great thoughts of you. Also i will not see our last minutes together as hard ones but as ones that were of joy and happness. Surrounded by people that loved both of us. I am happy my little family brought you some happiness. Love you think of you often you will be with me always.

    • Thank you Gary.
      A lucky man has a few special people who he can call his friend. During this most difficult time, you have proven yourself to be one of my fathers friends. For that, I am forever grateful!
      Sharon

  4. There aren’t words to explain how much you will be missed, you were our families Northern Star, our guiding light, and most of all our home. Know that because of you, because of your tireless work and love, I am who I am. I love you forever ❤️

  5. Rest peacefully Pat, your laugh and love will live on forever. We are all blessed for having you in our lives. Thank you for being such a good friend, you’re forever in our hearts.

  6. Rest in Peace, Aunt Pat. I am thinking of you, and the family. May the sight of my dad, Aunt Carol, Grandpap and Grandma Moody, and the rest of our family greeting you in Heaven always bring comfort to us for the rest of our days.

    • duringnher last few days I reassured her of gods promises. I know that thinking of her reunion in heaven brought her peace. They are rejoicing now in the presence of our Lord.

  7. Dear Riva Family
    My condolences in the loss of your wife and mother. Her love for her family shone through in all she did. Prayerfully remembering all of you during this season of grief.
    We have a God who is able to fathom the depth of the pain we bear and calls us to give all our hurts to him. 1 Corinthians 15:26

  8. You gave me life
    To live as I please,
    You gave me love and
    Support to follow my dreams.
    Your beauty lives
    Forever deep in my soul,
    The memory of your love
    Fills my heart
    And I am never alone.
    We love you Sharon Love Jack and the family

  9. You gave me life
    To live as I please,
    You gave me love and
    Support to follow my dreams.
    Your beauty lives
    Forever deep in my soul,
    The memory of your love
    Fills my heart
    And I am never alone
    We love you Sharon Love Jack and the family.

  10. Lord Jesus,
    Thank you for your beautiful gift of a special friend in Pat Riva. Thank you for taking her out of her pain, although it causes us pain. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. Her infectious laugh still resonates in my thoughts and makes me smile. Countless memories of happy times together are your gifts to us, Lord. May they uplift us during sad moments. Please hold Harry and her family close during coming difficult days. May they turn to you for the comfort only you can give. Amen –
    Love you all,
    Ellie – Psalm 139:1-18, John 14:1-6

    • On this day the ski cried because they were gaining a beautiful new soul. The people down here cried because we lost one. On this day we take you from are heart and put you in our brain. This way we are not in so much pain when we think of you. We will always love you and you will always be with us. But we have to make it a little easier and move are thoughts away from our love just a bit so we do not hurt when thinking of you. Otherwise we will always be in pain. We love you gram always have and always will. Just like you are with me. You were always here for me and you still will be. Going to keep making you proud of us in my home.

    • Mrs. Dillingham.
      You were one of my moms best friends.
      Thank you so much for your prayers during this most difficult time.
      Most of all I thank you for the seeds!!!
      I love you.
      Sharon

    • Mrs. Dillingham.
      You were one of my moms best friends.
      Thank you so much for your prayers during this most difficult time.
      Most of all I thank you for the seeds!!!
      I love you.
      Sharon

  11. So sorry for your loss. I keep you in my prayers daily. Sending light and love your way in this season of your lives. May she rest in God’s arms. Love ya Melissa and fam.

    Tashauna

    • Thank you Tasmania. Your sweet words mean so much to us. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
      Love you.
      Sharon

  12. I will miss you sweet friend, God blessed me termendously when I met you. Harry you and your children will be in my thoughts and prayers. 🌹

  13. I remember Patricia fondly. Being friends Wendy over the years , I was able to enjoy knowing her. She was such a sweet lady with a personality that was full of life. I will miss her dearly, all of my prayers for her family, God Bless.

  14. Harry, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. I pray that you will be comforted with many wonderful memories. Sorry that I could not be at the visitation but unfortunately had to travel to Raleigh this afternoon for a business meeting tomorrow.
    Sincerely,
    Allan Morse

  15. I have wonderful memories of Pat she was always smiling and laughing . She treated me like one of her daughters and made me feel special.I will be holding the family close to my heart and lifting you all up during this difficult time .sending my love to each and everyone of you .

  16. We are so sorry for your loss. Anyone who was fortunate enough to know Pat, was truly blessed. We were some of the fortunate ones. Loved her laugh and her smile. A wonderful friend!!! She’s now resting in God’s hands.

  17. We are so sorry for your loss. Anyone who was fortunate enough to know Pat was truly blessed. We were some of the fortunate ones. Loved her laugh and her smile. A wonderful friend. She’s now resting in Gods love.

  18. Wendy
    I am so sorry to hear about Pat she was always so nice to me and I feel blessed to have known her. Please
    let me know if there is anything you need.

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