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Emilio Rivera Jr.

Emilio Rivera Jr., 75, returned to the loving arms of the Lord on November 8, 2021, at the Veteran's Medical Center in West Haven, CT. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the late Emilio Rivera Sr. and Edelmira Aponte. He is the beloved husband of Carmen M. Negron Rivera.

Emilio proudly served this great nation in the United States Army. Afterward, he was a dedicated sheet metal mechanic until his retirement. He was a music enthusiast who appreciated all types of music and was often heard singing. His greatest times were spent with his family, especially with his grandchildren.

Emilio leaves behind to cherish his memory his beautiful wife Carmen, his loving children Leonard and Edward (Lisa), 9 adoring grandchildren, his devoted sisters Suzie Rivera and Juana Reyes, his best friend Johnny Rios (Millie) and a host of friends and relatives that will miss him sorely. He was predeceased by a son Daniel Rivera.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo, 391 Ogden Street, Bridgeport, CT. Interment with full military honors will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 10:30 am at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 817 Old Colony Road, Meriden, CT.

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A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Rivera Jr.

israel alvarez jr Nov 17 2021 7:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Rivera Jr.

Marcos A. Maya Nov 15 2021 9:25 PM

I will never forget that voice when you were our lead singer as a member of our band "the latin brotherhood" before orquestra libre and all those years when you and your family lived on Hayes st in Bpt.
RIP Emilio.
Marcos and Alma Maya

Marcos Nov 15 2021 9:23 PM

My sincere and heartfelt condolences 😔 to Carmen, Lenny, Danny & family. A son, military veteran, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Fly high Mr.Rivera. ☀️🌟✨🕊🕊

Elizabeth M. Nov 14 2021 9:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Rivera Jr.

Elizabeth Montero Nov 14 2021 9:09 PM

My deepest condolences to the Rivera family on the passing of Emilio. Always remember the great times especially playing with him in Orquesta Libre where he sang those great boleros. May he RIP and may our heavenly Father welcome you home with open arms. Until we meet again.

Tampa, FL

Jose (Papo) Reyes Nov 14 2021 9:27 AM

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Verity Bacarella Nov 14 2021 6:27 AM

My condolences to the family, Rest In Peace,

Sandor pek Nov 13 2021 2:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Rivera Jr.

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A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Rivera Jr.

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