Heriberto Rivera, 88, a native of Camuy, Puerto Rico, and resident of Houma, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma. Liturgy of the Word will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marie Terrebonne Rivera; sons, Michael Paul Callais, Glenn Irvin Callais and wife, Diane, and Terry Antonio Rivera and wife, Dana; daughter, Bonnie Ann Dubina; brothers, Pedro Luis Rivera and Nicodimas Rivera; sister, Ida Lou Jimanez; grandchildren, Angelique Naquin, Edmund Jarveaux Jr., Ryan Dubina, Glenn Callais Jr., Michael Antoine Callais, Miranda Rivera and T.J. Rivera; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro Antonio Rivera and Amelia Quijano Rivera; granddaughter, Anne Cooper; brothers, Jose Antonio Rivera and Fernando A. Rivera; son-in-law, Clyde Dubina; and sisters, Maria Christina Nieves, Maria I. Rivera, Carmen M. Quijano, Severina M. Rivera and Isabela Jimanez.
Heriberto was a parishioner of Maria Immacolata Catholic Church. He was a 1957 graduate of UL Lafayette. He was the resident construction engineer for Terrebonne Parish and the state of Louisiana. He retired after 56 years of service to the state of Louisiana. He was recently honored by Gov. Bobby Jindal for his many years of service.
Heriberto enjoyed making and playing guitars, restoring antique cars, and celebrating Mardi Gras. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Gamble and staff, Dr. Jules Dupont and staff, and the third floor patient staff at Terrebonne General Medical Center.
To send condolences, please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 21 to July 22, 2014