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Francisco P. (Frankie) Rivera

1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Francisco P. (Frankie) Rivera Obituary
Rivera, Francisco (Frankie) P.

1/1/29/32 â€" 6/30/16

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved Uncle Frankie at 84 years of age.

He was born in Rincon, New Mexico to Antonio and Nasaria Rivera.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Willie Rivera, Lola Rivera-Armijo, and Raymond Rivera.

Frankie retired from the U.S. Army where he served with honors. He then had a career in education, working for the Albuquerque Public Schools as an educational assistant from 1983-1998. He was dedicated to the staff, the students and the families of Longfellow Elementary School. He was recognized for his tireless work, support and active involvement in the school and community. Frankie touched the lives of so many students both academically and socially. He was a true bilingual educator, who had a passion for learning and spoke four languages. Frankie was acknowledged in "A Senior I Know" essay writing contest written by student Erica Bradley. He received an Honorary Neighbor Award presented by the Citizens Information Committee of Martinez Town in 1988. In 1984, he received "A Unity through Volunteerism Certificate of Appreciation" from then Governor Tony Anaya for outstanding volunteer service.

Frankie was beloved by nephews, nieces and the decedents of all his siblings. He was a man who became a friend to everyone who knew him. He was known as "Uncle Frankie" to many people outside his own family. He was a person who brought people together and loved them. He was humble and kind.

A rosary will be recited on Monday, July 11, 2016, at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with the Mass immediately following. Interment will be determined at a later date.

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Con amor y carino,

que Dios lo tenga en su gloria
Published in Albuquerque Journal from July 8 to July 10, 2016
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