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Joseph J. Rivera MacFarlane

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MacFARLANE, Joseph J. Rivera Age 25, passed away suddenly on November 16th, 2011. He was born in Stoneham on July 10th, 1986 to his parents Lauren MacFarlane and Jose "Pancho" Rivera. Joseph has been a lifelong resident of Malden. He is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 2004 and attended Suffolk University in Boston. For the past four years, he has worked as a Professional Horse Trainer, winning several races at local tracks. He is survived by his parents Lauren MacFarlane and Jose "Pancho" Rivera of Malden; by his grandparents James and Marilyn MacFarlane of Malden and Frank Rivera; by his aunt and uncle Brian & Christina Murphy of Malden; by his uncle Shawn MacFarlane of Gainsville, Florida; and by his cousins Tayla and James Murphy of Malden. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral procession from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., MALDEN on Monday, November 21st at 10 AM followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, 175 Broadway, Malden at 11 AM. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday November 20th from 1-5 PM. For an online guestbook & directions visit
Published in The Boston Globe from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2011
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