Noella Riva Spurdle

NORTH CANAAN — Noella Riva Spurdle passed away on June 21, 2019, after a brief illness. She  was 88 years old. She was the widow of Sonny Riva.

Noella was born Sept. 8, 1930, to Albert G. Margolis and Adela  Royer. 

She was a long-time resident of North Canaan and worked at Lindell Fuels for more than 50 years before retiring in 2015.

Noella is survived by her two sons, Thomas G. Riva and Ronald R. Riva; a daughter-in-law, Katherine Riva; her grandchildren Alexandria and Rachel Riva;  her sisters, Yolanda Stavnitzky, Clair Nelson, Gertrude Schlepser and Yvonne LaMere; her brothers, Roland Marquis and Robert Marquis; and many nephews and  nieces.

Her generosity toward others, her spirit and smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 

There are no funeral arrangements planned at this time.