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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY

OBITUARY

Michael William Rivera

December 31, 1990February 7, 2020
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Michael William Rivera December 31 1990, February 7, 2020... Michael left us peacefully on Feb. 7th 2020. He lived in Rockland for most of his life, leaving a tight knit family that loved and cherished him, along with many friends. To many he was a Big Teddy bear, a gentle giant with a big presence. We love you Michael. You will always be with us. Visiting Thursday from 2-4 & 6-9Pm.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memories

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Juan Carlos Beltra

February 14, 2020

Mike,

Perhaps as an adult you didn’t remember me, but I never forgot you. You, your brother, and your parents were the kind of family I always wanted to be around. I remember you as a baby and how you would call me “Kiwalo.” The many sleepovers and adventures at Sonia’s. I see just how many people you touched and I get it dude. After we moved away from North Bergen I knew I’d miss your family. Just know I owe you one. I had spent years trying to reconnect with you and your brother and it was you who I found on Facebook and it was you who did that for me. Rest easy my friend. -“Kiwalo”

Samantha Gee

February 13, 2020

Hey Mike or should I say “new best friend” I’m so happy I had the chance to get to know you . It breaks my heart our time was limited. I will never forget the night I met you . We talked for hours by the lake and we were so alike in so many ways . It breaks my heart just a couple weeks ago we were trying to meet up so we can have another vent session .... you’ll forever be in my heart ❤️ I’m at peace knowing you’re in Heaven with your dog you told me you loved . Until we meet again ❤️🕊

Aramis Urena

February 13, 2020

Hey Mike,

I didn’t think I’d be writing to you like this, but I know you’re forever looking after us. You’re a strong spirit and your presence was always felt no matter where you were. I learned a lot from you over the years and we have had countless conversations I’ll never forget. From all of the inside jokes and laughs we share, your memory will live on forever. I love you always cuz.

Aramis

Cristal Deleon

February 13, 2020

Dear Michael,
May you live eternally through those that love you and through the love you spread.
We may not have shared as many memories as I wished but in our exchanges you were always warm and inviting. Thank you for welcoming me as one of your own. Rest In Peace🙏🏽

Anthony Turner

February 13, 2020

When we were young my dad took Mike and I to Englishtown racetrack for a Import vs Domestic day. I liked the sound of the V8 cars and Mike liked the turbo cars. However after each car raced by we both were smiling. That moment on we had a connection for the love of cars. I remember on the the car ride home, Mike and I were looking out the window trying to get my dad to race people lmao I’ll always remember the good times we had man.

Mike was a good dude. As everyone else has stated he was a cool funny friend that always had the fire kicks. Rest easy big Mike, gone way too soon.

My condolences go out to the Rivera’s at this tragic time.

Jared Coleman

February 13, 2020

Cousin...

I love you. We love you. You recieved your wings. 🙏🏽 And no you can't have them customed either. 😏 Be with us and watch over us. Respond to my words like nothing has changed. The wave will never stop or slow down. We're here to cover the physical. Be our drive and our engine. I love you boy. We will see each other again. Be good.

Andre Soriano

February 13, 2020

Michael-
We will always remember the happy moments we shared with you...Your smile and witty sense of humor. Your uncle Tito, Titi Edith, Adonis and Adrian love you. Thank you for being so amazing and making our life so special.

Jimmy McElligott

February 12, 2020

Love you bro, you will be missed!! We had some great times and those memories will always live on. You were a good friend and a great person, Ill see ya again someday!

Lauren Wallen-Ryan

February 12, 2020

Irene & Family,

I want you to know that I am keeping you all in my prayers. My heart truly goes out to you during this time.

Always,
Lauren

Itza Campos

February 12, 2020

Condolecense and fortitude to Felix Irene, his brother, his aunt Edith and Granny Aminta. I missed you when I visited NY. Now you are in our Lord eternal aborde. Our prayers are with you.

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