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D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT

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Hector Luis Rivera

November 21, 1947May 9, 2020

Hector Luis Rivera, 72, of Hartford, beloved husband for 51 years of Jennie (Chaparro) Rivera, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico on November 21, 1947, he was the son of the late Manuel and Rosalia (Quiles) Rivera. Hector worked at Connecticut Printers for many years as well as Cigna, Aetna and Pitney Bowes. He was a longtime faithful communicant of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Hartford. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed watching sports all day. Hector loved going yearly to his island of Puerto Rico to visit his family. He was also a well-respected man in his community and his Hartford friends will miss him dearly. He was a kind, loyal and generous person. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Hector will be forever missed by his devoted wife Jennie; two daughters, Katherine Rivera and wife Lesley Gertner of West Hartford and Nilsa Burnell and husband Eric of Wethersfield and his six adored grandchildren, Brandon Eric Jordan, Anthony Luis Jordan, Kylie Mia Gertner, Sienna Maria Burnell, Alana Christina Burnell and Joshua Evan Gertner. He is also survived by five siblings, Angel Rivera, Manuel Rivera, Jr., Anibal Rivera, Gladys Rivera and Mirtalina Rivera, as well as many dear nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by his sister and brother, Lydia Rivera and Edwardo Rivera. We are so grateful to the Avery Heights nurses and staff that cared for Hector for more than four years. Due to the current health crisis a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Hector’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 16 Greenwood St., Hartford, CT 06106. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield is assisting the family. To share a memory of Hector, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

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CESY AND ARI RIVERA

May 15, 2020

QUERIDA JENNY Y LAS NENAS. NUESTRAS CONDOLENCIAS
DESDE PUERTO RICO.

A TI HECTOR, BORICUA CIDRENO, VUELA ALTO. EL CIELO ES EL

LIMITE, SIEMPRE ESTARAS EN NUESTROS CORAZONES.

CESY Y ARI

Brenda Heath

May 13, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find strength and peace during this difficult time.

Brenda Heath and Heath Family

Marta Velazquez

May 13, 2020

Our condolences to your family on the passing of your dad. Our prayers are with you during this challenging time. May he rest in peace.


Marta and Millie

And the Velazquez Family.

Maggie Szmigiel

May 12, 2020

Dear Nilsa, Eric, Leslie and Kathy,
I am so sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace.
You are in my prayers. God Bless you.
Respectfully, Maggie Szmigiel

Rosa Alberty

May 12, 2020

Descansa en paz amigo. Te recordamos en Boquerón con muchísimo cariño. A Jennie nuestro amor y condolencias. Un abrazo amiga querida. Que la misericordia de nuestro Señor sea con ustedes.

Ketsy Ramirez

May 12, 2020

Katita, Ivy and familia.... Mi mas sentido pesame en estos momentos tan dificiles. Que Dios les de las fuerzas para continuar y aceptar esta perdida tan grande en sus vidas, pero una ganancia para el cielo con otro angel que desde alla les quidara y protegera a todos.

Que Dios les siga bendiciendo y les siga dando la paz necesaria.
Las quiero mucho y las llevo en mis pensamientos y oraciones.

Brenda Colon

May 12, 2020

Mrs. Rivera, Nilsa, and Kathy....
My condolences to you and your family for your loss.
A memory I have of Mr. Rivera was when I lived upstairs from your family.

I always remember him so quiet and always making sure "I locked the door" when I would come in from being out. I really think it was his way of making sure I was safe. He will be missed and your family is in my prayers.
From the Colon family

Marisol Arroyo

May 11, 2020

Tio Hector
I will forever keep you in my heart. I will never forget what a great uncle you were to me growing up. I will always remember the Christmas Eve celebrations, the Parandas, and the times you would always ask how I’m doing whenever we were over Kathy or Ivy’s house . The trip I took with all of you to visit your family in Puerto Rico many years ago but still fresh in my mind
You are in heaven now and it brings me peace to know you are no longer suffering
I will miss you so much. Rest In Peace Tio Hector

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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