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Funeraria Luz de Paz
Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saulo Rivera

Saulo Rivera Araya, 79, returned to the loving arms of the Lord on October 30, 2021, in his home. He was born in San Jose, Costa Rica to the late Emel Rivera Castro and the late Luz Araya Jimenez. He was married to Josefa Duarte Falcon (Chepita) who was the love of his life. While in Costa Rica he worked at the post office and also served as a rural security guard. In 1984, Saulo immigrated to Connecticut and spent several years working in residential and commercial cleaning.

Saulo was a creative artist who generously gifted his charming beadwork creations and potted plants to family and friends as tokens of his appreciation and love. Saulo is famously known as competitive domino player. He would play with his Uncle Trino for 12 hours at a time and only stop to enjoy his favorite meal, sopa de albóndigas. If you were bold enough to challenge him to a game of dominos, Saulo would exclaim “!Le voy a dar una chiva!” - letting his opponent know defeat was inevitable. Saulo never turned down an opportunity to teach and pass down the cultural tradition of dominos to all ages of the extended family. Saulo is lovingly remembered as a mischievous free spirit who loved to laugh, pull pranks, and ride his bike throughout the greater Bridgeport area. A self-taught harmonica player, he would treat family members to his songs, jokes, and stories which caused family members to erupt with laughter at every occasion.

Saulo leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Josefa Duarte Falcon, his siblings Pedro, Jose Manuel, Lucas Wilfrido (Maria Etelvina), Sonia (Thomas), Zaida (Anthony), Maria Elena and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends and his cat Chica who will miss him greatly.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 5-8 PM at Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

Proper mask usage will be strictly enforced will inside the funeral home.


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Our Hearts and Prayers, go out to the Family in this time of Sorrow and Pain. May you find comfort in knowing that your love one is resting safely in Gods limitless memory ! Below is a link that will bring you much Support and Comfort !

Nidia Marcano Jones Nov 11 2021 11:59 AM

Nuca te voy olvidar te conocí desde joven fuiste siempre un gran amigo de mi madre recuerdo que me decías la diabla cuando me mirabas siempre te voy recordar.

Karla Nov 3 2021 10:28 PM

Nunca voy a olvidar a este hombre tan especial, son muchos los recuerdos desde mi niñez hasta hoy, nadie me hacia reír tanto cómo él, jugando dominó toda la noche hasta amanecer, era increíble lo fiebre que éramos,, siempre estará en mi corazón, hasta pronto mi querido saulo....

Azalea Ramírez Nov 3 2021 9:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Saulo Rivera

Sean, Emi, Tommy and Ryan Nov 3 2021 5:41 PM

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Rebecca Rodríguez Nov 2 2021 9:07 PM

De parte de toda mi familia les expresamos nuestras más sentidas condolencias por su partida, ahora disfruta de la Gracia de Dios.

Carlos Enrique Cruz Nov 2 2021 8:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Saulo Rivera

Carlos Enrique Cruz Nov 2 2021 8:42 PM

Nuestro más sincero pésame a la familia Rivera Araya, un abrazo de sus primos Sánchez Rivera

Marianela Sánchez Nov 2 2021 8:33 PM

My deepest condolences to you and family

Vicky Ocasio Nov 2 2021 6:56 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Olga Perez, Miguel Perez Nov 2 2021 6:41 PM

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