Passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her husband with her family at her side on November 14, 2012 at 93 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Rivest (1994).  Daughter of the late Armand and Bertha Masse. Dear mother of Arthur and Marilyn Rivest of Durham, Marilynn and Dennis Guilbeault of Essex, Edward and Orysia Rivest of Belle River, Mary Jean and Allan Ferriss of Belle River, Theodore Jr. and Wanda Rivest of Southampton, and Brian and Donna Rivest of Essex. Treasured grandmother of 12 Grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Eleanor and Paul Cavanagh and the late Irene Bahri, Gloria Bosse, and Philip Masse. Sister-in-law of Hazel Masse, Rosella Pinsonneault, Rita Rivest, and Gini Rivest. Predeceased by Joseph and Leigh Rivest and many other brother and sister-in-laws.  Aurora was a devoted loving mother and mimi. She was a lifetime member of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Essex where she also belonged to the CWL for over 60 years. Aurora was a dedicated employee of the Kennedy Funeral Home and the Kennedy Furniture Store for many years. She was a dear friend of the late Stew and Eva Kennedy. Aurora is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. CWL Prayers Sunday at 3 p.m. Parish Prayers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet  after 9 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. You may offer condolences in support of the family at

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