Efrain "Frank" Rivera

April 25, 1955September 10, 2013

Efrain Rivera was born April 25, 1955, and grew up in New York. He was the son of Efrain and Monserrate Rivera. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School. He worked as a public defender for many years.

He enjoyed do it yourself projects, working on motorcycles, archery, and research.

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia; his children, Kelsey and Gregory; as well as his father, Efrain; and sister, Rosa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Monserrate.


Efrain "Frank" Rivera

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Stephan Japuntich

October 9, 2013

Please accept my belated condolences as I too only learned today of Frank's passing. I knew Frank for more than twenty years. He was a fearless advocate and a champion of the little guy. He loved his family and his faith passionately. Goodbye my fellow Yankee fan and please use your advocacy skills on behalf of those of us still on earth. Requiescat in pacem.

October 9, 2013

to Frank's family: I was so sorry to hear the sad news. I worked with Frank at the Appellate Defender Office. He was so proud of his family and a good man.

Martha Lucey

October 9, 2013

To the Rivera Family: Today, I found out about Frank's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was a good man and a good co-worker. He cared about not only his family and friends, he cared about his clients and worked to provide the best representation he could for each one. Frank will be missed.

Rosa Rivera

September 15, 2013

My Dearest Brother I Love You with all my Heart n I still remember our last conversation a month ago your last words to me "I Love You Rose" Rest in Peace now you are with our Beloved Mother in Heaven. You will be Missed

Sara Monteagudo

September 13, 2013

Cousin Efrain, thank you for shedding your light while you were here with us on Earth. Now, you will be a star among stars in God's court, for you shall be a spirit of justice throughout eternity.

Marilyn Oliveras

September 13, 2013

Dear cousin, you will always be remembered. Rest in peace, our deepest sympathy to your wife Cecelia, children Kelsey and Gregory, sister Rosa and father Efrain Sr. Love your cousin Marilyn & Jon Ortiz

Marilyn Oliveras Ortiz

September 13, 2013

Dearest cousin we honor your memory tonight on our Oliveras family group page. We pray our Lord has received you in his kingdom and we pray for peace for your wife, children, sister Rosa and father Efrain Sr. Our deepest sympathy, you will always be remembered. Your cousin Marilyn Oliveras de Ortiz (Cleveland Ohio)

Judy Nocerino

September 13, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person, Junior we will miss you! You were a very special cousin, I have wonderful memories of our childhood.
Deepest condolences to Cecilia, Kelsey and Gregory.
Love Judy & Joe Nocerino