Jose Angel Rivera

December 6, 1947 ~ March 31, 2021

Born in: 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:


Visitation: April 9, 2021 2:00 pm - April 9, 2021 6:00 pm

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Prayer Service: April 9, 2021 5:00 pm

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

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  1. Victoria Rivera-Dandrade says:

    My thoughts and prayers to my family. My heart breaks for you all. This is a very emotional time for all of us. We have to remember all the good times all of the gatherings because in the end that’s what we have. I love you all. Tio , you were always a tough guy even to the end. You will be missed but never forgotten. Rip Tio ❤️ 🙏🏼😘

  2. Mary-Beth Patrick says:

    My condolences to the Rivera family. I remember Jose as a good man, a leader who knew how to guide his fellow union members, a smart man, a family man. He was highly respected among his peers as an intelligent and fair minded union leader. He was a gentleman and he was kind. He knew how to laugh and enjoy life. It was a gift to have known Jose. I’m very sad to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to his family.

  3. Oneida Rivera says:

    The sudden demise of my dearest uncle has filled my heart with grief. He was a person full of positivity and great inspirations. I wish he could have stayed a little longer. I will always remember him in my thoughts and prayers. May his soul be rested in peace. Ohhh baby!

  4. Jennifer brenner says:

    I have know this man my whole life he was like a father to me always there for me when I needed him never let anyone mess with me Always felt save when I was over his house I loved him very much always will rest in peace #OhBaby

    • Jennifer brenner says:

      I’ll always cherish the memories and time I had with him I will always be greatful I was blessed to have him in my life 💙🙏

  5. Ellen & Michael Gersh says:

    May his memory be a blessing for you and your family. Sending love and support. We are always here for whatever you need.
    ❤️❤️❤️ Ellen and Michael

  6. Ellen Hausmann says:

    Russ and Ellen Hausmann

  7. Steve and Vicki Polletta says:

    Sending you our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family.

  8. Suehaydee Rivera says:

    You were one of a kind for sure Tio! Had the biggest heart but yet so tough. Amo you. You are home and finally resting. #ohbaby ❤️

  9. Kelly Meeker says:

    I will always cherish the friendship me and Jose had! No one could ever compare to him. The memories that I have are hurtful to remember right now, but I know in time they will make me smile again. He was a caring, loving and sometimes a pain in the a** but I loved him and will miss him always

  10. Lillian Mendoza says:

    I.will never forget Compai Jose He will always say to me Hello Comadre how u doing how is comoai flaco I will always miss him saying that to me we had so many great memories from wedding Christing to birthdays Except wow what a great time we all had so now compai your family was waiting for you and now u are with compai flaco R.I.P Compai Jose thank u for the great memories Ohh Baby 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💙💙💙❤❤

  11. Lillian Mendoza says:

    To the Rivera children and to the Entire Rivera family I am so sorry for your lost my deepest symphaty Compai will never be forgotten he will be deeply be miss R.I.P Compai 🙏🏻🙏🏻😪😪💙❤💙❤

  12. David e carroll says:

    Ashley I’m so sorry for your lost.

    Love, david e Carroll

  13. Lee says:

    My deepest condolences to Erica and family. His home was a second home for me growing up and he always treated me as his own. So many fun memories. Definitely funny guy- great memories… 🙏

  14. Kimberly Dent says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire Rivera family. ❤ Especially his children, I know how much you all loved him. It was hard not to love him. He will be missed RIP.

  15. Joannie (Brenner) Farghaly says:

    On behalf of Myself and The Brenner Family in Florida. We send up The Entire Rivera Family Our Deepest Condolences and Countless Prayers! At a young age our Families lived side by side… We had one another’s backs and made so many memories none of us could ever forget… You was a leader and earned your respect as a Family Man… After All… Family is All we have… I’ve always respected you and for all the time’s you reached out to help so many that crossed your way… You and your brother’s was always watching out for me too.. Just like a big brother from another mother… Them days shall always remain in my heart and memories. Rest High on The Mountain now… Sour like The Eagle and fly high with Angel Wings. Rest In Peace to take your spot at The Table where I’m sure the rest of your loved ones rest on… And while your looking around, plz give my beautiful mother a hug from us too. A big Hug for my daddy… And David too..Heaven must be one happy place!🙏🌹💖. Until we meet again.. Little Joannie , Ronnie and Richie and Lillian.. Jennifer will never forget you.. We loved you! Give Granny my love..

  16. Ruben Melendez Jr. says:

    I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences to the Rivera’s on such a difficult loss.
    My prayers are with you all, from the Melendez family❤️

  17. Amelia Rivera says:

    I remember tio picking me and Maria up from Catholic school when we were in 1st or 2nd grade and I remember seeing him peering through the glass window and I wanted to cry because I was so afraid of him lol My heart hurts for his passing. My deepest condolences to my cousins for the loss of their father. He will be missed but never forgotten 😢🙏 Fly high tio with mama, papa, daddy and the rest of our family RIP 🙏

  18. Mrs. Tina Cueto says:

    My deepest condolences to the Rivera family Jose was one of a kind may he rest in eternal peace.

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