Martha Niveyro

Martha Niveyro of Riverhead died peacefully surrounded by her family March 3, 2016. 

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martha immigrated to the United States in 1965. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Carlos Niveyro of Riverhead; her daughter, Mia Downs and her husband, Larry Downs, of Cream Ridge, N.J.; and her son, Robert Niveyro of Riverhead. She is also survived by her sisters, Elba Scarnati and Dora Gonzalez, and extended family in Buenos Aires.

Martha was a loving grandmother to Hanna Downs, age 15, Charles Niveyro, age 12, and Alex Niveyro, age 9. An avid cook and gardener, Martha was happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and the family dogs. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and discovering new treasures on the North Fork alongside her husband of 54 years. Her verve and passion for family will be forever missed.

The family will be receiving visitors Saturday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A brief memorial service will follow.

This is a paid notice.