Milton Ray Riviere
October 23, 1940 – February 6, 2019
Milton Ray Riviere, son of the late Elizabeth Whittington Riviere and Louis Felix Riviere, passed away peacefully on 2/6/19 at 11:33 am, in the presence of his loved ones at Oschner Hospital. Born in Ponchatoula, La.; Ray moved to New Orleans as a child, and attended St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Elementary school, where he met life-long friends who visited him until the very end of his days. He was a proud graduate of Holy Cross High School In 1958, where he was Senior Class President, and a 3 sport athlete as well as All-Prep in Basketball. He served in the ROTC at LSU School Of Engineering, where he received a Bachelor Of Science degree in 1962, the same year he married Jeanette Lynn Maysonave. Upon graduation Ray worked for the Chrysler Corporation and later worked many years as a Sales Representative for Louisiana Industries. Ray is survived by, his daughter Rae Lynn Klein, his son in law James M. Klein, son Randall Joseph Riviere, his son Ryan Louis Riviere, his daughter in law Nicole Pacaccio Riviere, grandsons Christian James Klein and Raymond Joseph Riviere; Ryan Pacaccio, Thomas Bailey and Paige Marie Bailey. Also survived by his devoted godson Anthony Palmisano, sister Ann Riviere Palmisano, sister in law Lou Matherne Riviere; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brothers Willis and Ward Riviere, sisters Lois Shehee & Elizabeth Ganucheau and sister in law Mary Lou Auer Riviere. Beloved by All. Relatives and FRIENDS of the Family are invited to attend a Catholic service on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and a graveside service will follow the funeral service at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019