Ruth M. Rivera

June 26, 1943April 24, 2018
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Mrs. Ruth M. Rivera was born in Morovis, Puerto Rico to Alfredo Rivera and Catalina Flores. Ruth was raised in the Bronx, New York. She passes to eternal rest on May 24, 2018 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida with her loving family by her side. Ruth Is survived by her two brothers Elliot and Angel. Five children; Senaida (Sam), Norma, Roberto, Jr., Milagros (Millie) and Abigail. Also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She is presided by her Mother Catalina and Father Alfredo also the love of her live for fifty years Roberto Rosario, Sr. Ruth worked for twenty five years at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York as unit clerk from where she retires in 2007. On July, 2015 Ruth decided to move to Florida to be with her son Robert, were she spend time at the beach her favorite thing to do. Ruth will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. But her memories will live with us forever in our heart. There will be a Visitation in Florida on Friday April 27, 2018 at Volusia Memorial, Port Orange Chapel from 2-4pm and also a Visitation in John Dormi & Son Chapel, Bronx, New York on Wednesday May 2, 2018 from 4-8pm. interment will be held at St. Raymond Cemetery in the Bronx, New York on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 11:30am



  • Visitation Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2018


  • Burial

Ruth M. Rivera

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Iris Carrasquillo

April 28, 2018

Ruthie you touched so many lives, so you will be fondly remembered. You were generous, loving and kind. Your smile was infectious. You glowed when you spoke of your children. You taught me how to make potato salad. We had many good laughs. The world is s better place because you were in it. You will be missed my friend. May you have eternal peace and happiness. You will be missed.

Vanessa Camacho

April 27, 2018



Ruth was born on June 26, 1943 at Morovis in Puerto Rico. Her parents were Alfredo Rivera and Catalina Flores. Ruth was raised in New York. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

      Growing up in the Rivera household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Ruth was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and she was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Ruth was raised with Two. She had two youngest Brothers Elliott and Angel. Ruth was constantly involved in activities with her brothers. Ruth and her siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Ruth was always consistently loyal to her family.

      Always considered to be a solid friend, Ruth was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during her life. Since she disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw her own conclusions based on direct observation, Ruth was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew her. She was committed to her friends and valued the trust she placed in them. It was not uncommon for Ruth to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought her out for advice because she had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. She was friend with everyone she had the pleasure to meet.

       Compassionate and devoted to Roberto Rosario, Ruth held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Roberto Rosario and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

      Ruth brought the same traditional values in her marriage to bear on how she raised her children. She was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in her dealings. She would always listen carefully and think things through before she acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Ruth was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Ruth was blessed with 5, Senaida (Samantha), Norma, Roberto,Jr , Milagro (Millie), Abigail.

      Ruth greatly enjoyed what she did for a living. She was a hard worker who expected the same in return from her co-workers. She was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Ruth enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Ruth was excellent at meeting deadlines. She was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Her primary occupation was unit clerk. She was employed for 25 years at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Ruth worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Ruth liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into her hobbies, where she was very methodical in how she organized her activities and categorized things. Since she enjoyed her private time, Ruth always tried to allocate a specific time for working on her hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were reading books and gardening. Ruth was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Ruth enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since she was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Ruth appeared effortless. She enjoyed researching all of her examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where she traveled, Ruth always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included Puerto Rico and a trip with her Daughter to Cancun, Mexico.

      When Ruth’s retirement finally arrived in 2012, she was well prepared. She always trusted and placed value in what was logical and in the things she knew, so she was very confident in planning her retirement. She had begun the process early and had her retirement all laid out well in advance. Her new life involved relocating to Florida to spend time with his son Roberto after the Passing of her Husband Roberto. Even in retirement, Ruth continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in her new community and felt fulfilled.

      Ruth M. Rivera passed away on April 24, 2018 at Home with her Family by her side. She is survived by her two Brothers and 5 Kids, 9 Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Volusia Memorial in Port Orange, Fl. And also at John Dormi & Son in the Bronx, New York. Ruth was laid to rest in St. Raymond Cemetery, Bronx New York.