A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Efrain Rivera

February 27, 1947June 9, 2020
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Efrain Rivera, 73, of Lakeland, FL passed away on June 9, 2020. He was born in Ponce, PR on February 27, 1947 and moved to this area fifteen years ago from Rochester, NY. He worked as a foreman and in security. He was also a member of Club La Loma.

Mr. Rivera was preceded in death by his parents Petra and Basilio Rivera and his brothers, Jose and Antonio Rivera. He is survived by his brother, Angel Luis Rivera of Rochester, NY, Sisters; Teresa Rivera, Francisca Castro, and Leonida Vargas, all of Rochester, NY, brother, Tomas Rivera of Lakeland, FL, sons; Heriberto Rivera, Adalberto Rivera, and Wilberto Rivera all of Springfield, MA, daughter, Maritza Rivera of Lakeland, FL, sons, Efrain Zachariah Rivera of Wolcott, NY, and Ezequiel Rivera of Rochester, NY, granddaughters, Destiny Rivera of Rochester, NY, Eveliss Cuebas, Alyza Rivera both of Lakeland, FL, Angelena Rivera, and Bianca Rivera both of Rochester, NY, grandson, Josiah Ramos Rivera of Lakeland, FL, Alexander Rivera of Wolcott, NY, Jacob Ramos Rivera of Lakeland, FL, granddaughter, Emily Rivera of Wolcott, NY, and a great granddaughter, Anaise Walker of Lakeland, FL.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 20, at 1 p.m. at Primera Iglesia Bautista Voz de Salvación on 906 Savannah Ave. Lakeland, FL 33815.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

Memories

Efrain Rivera

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Leslie (Vargas) Lyman

June 26, 2020

Tio Frao,

You were an amazing soul. You had a light that shined so bright. You loved your nieces and nephews like your very own children. You never stopped seeking us. Tio, I am glad you aren't suffering anymore but I am truly sadden that we will no longer hear your unique laugh and your comical sayings. I love you so much.

Me: Como estas Tio Lindo
Tio: Aye Nena (add the accent)I'm ok. (Tio laughs)
Me: Te quiero mucho, Tio
Tio: I love ju (he said you as ju) too, mija
Me: Bendicion
Tio: Dios me la bendiga y que ponga calor en esa cara!
Me: Amen!
Both: Laughter

Rest In Paradise Tio.

Maritza Rivera

June 21, 2020

Te amo papi❤️

Maribel Zayas

June 21, 2020

Que cosas tiene la vida, me toco verte partir. Cuando menos lo esperaba, cuando te veía sonreír.
Ganador de mil batallas, un verdadero guerrero. Excelente ser humano, ante usted me quito el sobrero.
Y hoy alzo mi voz aunque no tenga fuerzas y hoy alzo mi voz aunque no tenga palabras.
Hoy alzo mi voz al viento dejando saber mis sentimientos. Te amo tio❤

María C Rivera

June 17, 2020

Doy gracias a Dios por permitirme conocerle y compartir con él. Hombre de gran corazòn, amoroso, humilde, jovial y amante de su familia. Recordaré con mucho cariñño a mi tio Frao.
RIP🌷🕇😢

Maira Vargas

June 16, 2020

Tio Frao...

You were like a second dad to me. I love you so much. Miss you... Bendicion 💞 Rest in Heaven.

Maira (Beba#1)

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