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3124 Robinson Drive
Waco, TX 76706
Phone: 254-662-2131
Fax: 254-662-1311
Mauricio Rivera Contreras

Mauricio Rivera Contreras

Wednesday, January 15th, 1975 - Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Mauricio “Mauro” Rivera Contreras, loving husband, father, son, brother and hardworking food manager, passed away at the age of 44.

Mauricio was born January 15, 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico to Yolanda Contreras and Santos Manuel Rivera, their last and sixth child. He came to the United States in the mid ‘90s and worked various jobs before settling into the food industry. He married the love of his life, Angelica Lopez, on October 20, 2001 and together they had the other loves of his life, his children, Angelina (17) and twins Mauricio and Sofia (14).

He worked for many years as an assistant manager at On the Border before moving on to assistant manager at Saltgrass Steak House until earlier this year. Mauro enjoyed his work, connecting with people, doing yardwork and occasional woodwork. He was known for being stubborn as heck and a demanding manager; but also, for being compassionate, loving, hardworking, and a mentor. Most of all he loved being with his family, whether it was a holiday, birthday party, random get together or just a lazy day with his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife, Angelica, his children, Angelina, Mauricio, and Sofia, his parents, Santos Manuel Rivera and Yolanda Contreras, his siblings, Elvia, Victor Manuel, Patricia, Leticia and Claudia, and several nieces and nephews.

His family wishes to thank friends and family for all the love, support, comfort and prayers that have been given in the past weeks. They ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Facebook page Mauricio’s Family Fundraiser.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Rosary at 7pm
  • Service

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Deacon Tony Arocha

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Jackie Ivie

Posted at 11:10pm
Mauricio was a special friend and we always loved visiting with him at Saltgrass. He is dearly missed. Prayers for his family.😢
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Ricardo Rivera

Posted at 12:26am
Dios te guarde carnal!!
Extrañare a mi hermano mayor...
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Saltgrass Steakhouse Family

Posted at 09:17am
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
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