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“You will be greatly missed! ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Rosemary Thompson - Cincinnati, OH

“You have gotten your wings way to soon. You will be loved and missed by everyone you touched with your love. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cathy Feliciano - Conklin, NY

“We never physically met, but have had many stories shared that showed your love and funny personality. Rest in Peace with John ”
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“RIP mom miss and love you ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Matthew Riga - Crestview hills, KY


Mary J Riga, 61, of Cincinnati, passed away on February seventh of 2021 at home. She was born on July 23rd of 1959, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Newport, Kentucky, Mary married the love of her life, on May 26th, 1979. Jim and Mary shared a love that is unrivaled. Often, he called her the queen, or the boss, letting her rule both heart and home.

Mary was a loving mother to her children; John Riga, Mark Riga, Matthew Riga, Jason Kaiser, and Ashley Riga, as well as their spouses, whom she adopted into the family with loving arms; Aaron Shanks, David Lee, Jenika Kaiser, and Jennifer.

She was also well loved by her mother, Beulah, and siblings Jenny, Debbie, and Patricia, and their spouses; Tom and Greg.

Mary was not only an amazing mother, a warm and loving wife, sister, and daughter, but also an avid Coca-Cola collector. She lived her life to the fullest, and spent the last of her time on this Earth surrounded by those she loved most.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jim Riga, and children, Mark, Matthew, Ashley, and Jason, along with 10 grandchildren, along with a plethora of neices and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her much loved son, John, who she now has joined again in Heaven.