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Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Coral Ridge Cemetery

950 Chiquita Blvd. S, Cape Coral, FL

OBITUARY

Rafael "Ralfi" Lorenzo Rivero

September 4, 1998September 8, 2019
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Rafael "Ralfi" Lorenzo Rivero, 21 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on September 4, 1998 in Miami, Florida to Rafael Rivero and Dawn Hobson Rivero. Ralfi graduated from Mariner High School, Cape Coral in May 2017 and then a graduate of the Public Service Academy as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on September 28th with over 300 hours of work into the program, his dream was to continue to be a firefighter. Ralfi loved working on cars and was just getting started in the motorcycle community. He was one slick spick and enjoyed car modifications. His best trait was his sense of humor. He loved to help others, surprise them, make them happy, and lived to make others laugh and smile. Ralfi made the most of every bad situation and tried to find light even in his darkest days. He loved his dog, Troy, well actually obsessed with him. His enjoyments included; watching his niece dance to Jojo Siwa and even joined in dancing a few times, fishing with his nephew, going to the air park to watch airplanes and escape the world, and going out on his friends boats. Ralfi has ever Harry Potter book known to man. He had a collection of pops like no other. His many trips to Disney were his favorite part of every year. Ralfi loved tattoos and visiting his tattoo artist. He obtained a new perspective on life when he was introduced to the gym, wanting to be healthier and happier. Ralfi was always there for his family and friends and he was loved by all his friends, family, coworkers, fellow students and the community. He was infatuated with his girlfriend, Hannah in every aspect. Ralfi is survived by his loving family including; his mother Dawn Melissa (nee: Hobson) Rivero; father Rafael Rivero Jr both of Cape Coral; sisters Nicole Alexandra Rivero of Murfreesboro, TN, Samantha Angelica Rivero of Cape Coral; grandmother Michelle Robinson of Fort Myers, FL; Uncle John (Lisa) Hobson of Cape Coral; nephew Aiden Alexander Rivero of Cape Coral; niece Aviana Henlee Shelton of Murfreesboro, TN. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Hobson. Please join his family from 6-8 pm on Thursday, September 12th with memory sharing to begin at 7:30pm, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 950 Chiquita Blvd. S, Cape Coral.

Psalms 23:4, "I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the path of righteousness for his names sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint me. My cup runs over full. Surely goodness and loving kindness shall have followed me all the days of my entire life."

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memories

Rafael "Ralfi" Lorenzo Rivero

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Alex Garcia

September 14, 2019

A has left the world. RALFI, I remember when I first met you, just a baby. your mother Dawn put you in my arms and you fell asleep.

Kimberly Manning

September 12, 2019

Kimberly Manning

September 12, 2019

Ralfi's favorite picture.

Kim Manning

September 12, 2019

Shirley DiGuglielmo

September 11, 2019

Dear Rafael,

My heart is broken and I can’t even imagine this world without you, You are such an amazing young man with a smile that lit up the room and I will never forget all the wonderful times we had wherever we were especially Disney!! Pop collecting will never be the same but I won’t stop because you were the one who bought me my first pops and it is now an addiction thank you! I will miss you and your contagious laugh and just the person you were. You changed our lives for the better forever and I can never thank you enough for that. I love you! ❤️

Chelsea DiGuglielmo

September 11, 2019

Oh Ralph! We have so many great memories that our family will cherish forever! You brought so many laughs and great times! We miss you so so much! You know how much we love you and you will forever be in our hearts! I will always fold my laundry because of you! ❤️

Karly Diguglielmo

September 11, 2019

Karly Diguglielmo

September 11, 2019

Karly Diguglielmo

September 11, 2019

Karly Diguglielmo

September 11, 2019

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