Obituary of Miguel A. Rivera

July 16, 2023

Miguel A. Rivera Sr. was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

To: Josefa Rivera and Francisco Rivera.

Miguel, Miguel Angel, and Magel as he was so warmly referred to as; was a Veteran of the Korean War, and worked for the Housing Authority. He was a loving, compassionate, caring, giving son, husband, dad, granddad, great granddad, and friend. As a young boy he was an Altar Boy. He is loved by many, and will be missed by many. He was a man of integrity; with patience, and dedication. He was a true friend, and always there for you in time of need. Miguel taught his family the true meaning of manners, morals, principles, values, integrity, life, and love. He enjoyed life to the fullest.

He is survived by his children Miguel Angel Jr. ( Maria Enriqueta ), Mirza, Richard, Lydia Margarita ( Alvin Lee Jr. ), and Raymond ( Diana Margarita ). Grandchildren Jasmin Christine, Terence, Terika Kiara, Nathanael James, Raymond Anthony, and Johnathan Michael. Great grandchildren Zion Ahmad, Katherine Alexandra, Kel’mori Jaekuez, Kalel Terik, Kellan Emelian, and Kiara Love. By a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. And he is predeceased by his mother Josefa, dad Francisco, wife Maria Agustina, sister Miguelina, brothers Gilberto, Patricio, Ismael, and Rafael.

Funeral Services


July 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Crestwood Funeral Home

445 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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Funeral Mass

July 28, 2023

10:00 AM

Holy Cross Church

329 W. 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

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July 28, 2023

Calverton National Cemetery

210 Princeton Blvd.

Wading River, NY 11792

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I rise my cup to the BEST!!! dad I could EVER!!! hope for, to you pa, your fight is over. Until we meet again.

Posted by: Mirza Rivera - Bronx, New York - Daughter July 25, 2023

Papi, Te quiero con todo mi corazon, Joven por fin estas con Dios y Mami ??

Posted by: Lydia Alexander - Newnan , Ga - Daughter July 31, 2023