December 6, 1947 ~ March 31, 2021
Añasco, Puerto Rico
Resided in: Beacon, New York
Jose Angel Rivera, 73, a longtime Beacon resident, passed away on March 31, 2021. He was born on December 6, 1947 in Añasco, Puerto Rico, son of late Vidal Rivera and Amparo Osuba; he was 1 of 9 children. Born and raised on the Island of Puerto Rico, but lived most of his life in Beacon, NY. Jose worked as a machine operator for Tuck Tape Manufacturing in Beacon, for over 20-years and was the president of their Union, Local 200-D. After his retirement, he bought and managed a small Bodega in Beacon.
Jose is survived by his loving children: Jose A. Rivera, Elizabeth ‘Lisy’ Rivera Rosa, Jeffrey Rivera, Luis Vidal Rivera, Erica DerBoghossian, Ashley Rivera and Jason Rivera. He cherished his 11 grandchildren: Kayla and Ethan Rivera, Marc-Anthony Corletto, Alexia Elizabeth Rosa, Arianna J. Rivera, Clara M. Rivera, Karina Gomez, Jeffrey River Jr., Natalie Torres, Brianna and Chelsea DerBoghossian. He is also survived by 2 remaining brothers Julio Rivera and Wilfredo Rivera, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Jose enjoyed many things such as cooking for his family & friends; taking care of his chickens & tending his garden. Jose was entertaining; would play dominoes & cards for hours, he loved to party and truly lived life to the fullest. Most importantly, he loved his family dearly, and was so very proud. In closing as Jose would always say, “Oooh baby!”
His Family & Friends will gather to remember and celebrate his life on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 2-6pm at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, where a prayer service will be offered at 5pm. A Private Interment will be later at the convenience of his family. In light of the recent pandemic occurrence and accordance with NYS Regulations; social distancing is required, capacity is limited, masks must be worn while gathered at the funeral home. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit: www.LibbyFuneralHome.com