Mrs. Carmen Rivera, 89 years old, passed away peacefully in her sleep August 3, 2020 at her son’s home in Albany, New York. Born in the southeastern coastal town of Maunabo, PR in 1930, where she lived until finishing high school. She later moved to Santurce, PR where she studied unit processing and later worked for the department of health in the unit processing department. During this time, she met her future husband Pablo, and they were married for 61 years until his passing in 2013. In 1954 they moved to Indiana, where her husband attended college. She graduated from cosmetology in 1959 and worked many years in her chosen profession. She is survived by her two children Berta Ortiz (Jesse) of Lutz, Fl, Pablo Rivera Jr. (Maria) of Albany, NY; 5 grandchildren: Cristina Ortiz, Jesse Ortiz (Tania), Maria D. Rivera, Pablo J. Rivera, Laura I. Rosbozom (Matthew); 12 great grandchildren: Jasmine A Rivera, Thomas and Torianna Skorupski, Mylah, Ivelysse, Elyanah, Alexander and Victoria Rosbozom; Zoë and Penelope Rivera; Andrew and Alexander Ortiz; 1 great-great granddaughter: Eva A. Rivera-Bowman.Interment took place August 12 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, where she was laid to rest alongside her husband.
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