Elise B. Rivera of Fleetville died Saturday at the Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
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Born in Camden, N.J., daughter of the late James B. Rivera and Barbara Ackerson Mason, Elise was raised in Dalton, and was a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School. She received her bachelor's degree from the York Academy of Arts. Before her illness, she had been a graphic artist for the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are two brothers, Jaime Rivera, Northhampton; and Bruce A. Rivera, Factoryville; three sisters, Luz Mila Pilar Rivera, Hershey; Leslie Mason Moran, Scranton; and Penny Mason, Clarks Summit; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a goddaughter, Clara Korbutiak.
The family wishes to recognize the nurses and staff of the Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center and all the medical professionals who have taken care of Elise over the years.
A memorial service will be held on June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in Glenburn. Arrangements are by the Albert P. O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore.
Albert P O'Donnell Funeral Home
2025 Green Ridge St
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on June 10, 2014