JOSEPH E. RIVERA JOSEPH E. RIVERA, 55, a resident of Espa¤ola and originally of Ojo Caliente, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florenia Rivera and brother, Dennis Rivera. Joseph had an energetic spirit and the word "no" was not in his vocabulary as he was always eager to help anyone in need. The apple of his eyes were his nephews and nieces. Mr. Rivera is survived by his father, Gilbert Rivera of Ojo Caliente; brothers and sisters, Henrietta Larkin of Santa Fe, Liz Olguin and husband Roger of Farmington, Gilbert Rivera, Jr. and wife Lorilynn of Mile City, Montana, Lynn Rivera of Ojo Caliente, Betty Rivera of Bernalillo, Anthony Rivera of Ojo Caliente, Theresa Martinez and husband Carlos of Chili and Martin Rivera and wife Loretta of Ojo Caliente; niece raised as a sister, Tanya Donahue of Ojo Caliente; sister-in-law, Renee Carillo; best friend in the world whom he loved like a mom, Sennie Quintana and husband Edward, who was always there for him and loved him unconditionally and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial to follow at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery. The family of Joseph E. Rivera has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espa¤ola Valley. 1-877-747-3600 - www.devargasfuneral.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on May 30, 2014