Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Isabella Draga Rivera
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Isabella's memory to
Make a Wish Foundation
On January 17, 2023,Isabella Draga Rivera, 19, loving daughter of Brandy & Justin Rivera, sister of Adrianna & Gianna and granddaughter of Madalin & Frank Rivera and Candace & Ed Zak, passed away peacefully at home home surrounded by her dearest loved ones. Isabella was an exceptional young women who exemplified a strenght to be reckoned with! She was immensely loving, kind hearted, smart, determined, witty and simply spectacular! She was a force to be reckoned with. She was also a warrior who fought a 20 month battle, having been diagnosed with Metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma in May 2021. Isabella fought a valiant fight, with grace and dignity, to the end! Never complained and always met each day, each challenge with a smile on her beautiful face and a fire in her heart! Isabella was an extraordinary 19 year old. She was an exemplary student having graduated with AP honors in Art & foreign language, and having been recruited by Wisconsin Lutheran College for her outstanding star quality soccer playing skills! She loved to snowboard and to enjoy an Islanders game! Belle loved Reese’s sticks, butterflies and all things purple! She loved her friends with her whole heart!!! What and who she loved most was her family! She loved her parents endlessly, the love she had for her sisters was boundless and she loved and adored beyond limits, her grandparents! She also loved her dogs!
Isabella may be gone way too soon, but the years she lived were lived with grace, class, and love! She touched people far and wide and left her imprint of all who had the honor of knowing Isabella!
Belle will be deeply and sorely missed! Her life will be honored, always, and, she is loved eternally!!!
Isabella is survived by her parents, Justin & Brandy, her sisters Adrianna & Gianna, her grandparents Madalin & Frank Rivera and Candace & Ed Zak, and beloved and dear aunts and uncles, cousins and friends!
A wake will be held on Friday, January 20th, 2023 at Weigand Brothers Funeral Home in Williston Park and a funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at the Church of St. Aidan in Williston Park.