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Rivera, Jose Juan Sr.

Jose Juan Rivera, age 75, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Jose was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He was also a member of Friends of Rancho De Ninos, where he helped with an orphanage in Mexico. Jose had a lifelong love of fishing and was ready to go when he had a chance. Jose retired from the City of Albuquerque with 25+ years of service.

Jose was preceded in death by his father, Nicolas Rivera; mother, Doris Rodriguez; stepfather, Roberto Rivera, Sr; grandmother, Felicita Vega Campos; and brother, Robert Rivera, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Elvira Rivera; children Jose, Jr. (Joey), Eliza, Marisol, Nicolas and Manuel; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Manuel and Ivan; a sister, Doris Rivera; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones.

All services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Tome, NM beginning with a viewing at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 followed by a rosary at 6:00 pm. A final viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am with a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10:30 am, Pallbearers are Joey, Nick, Manuel Rivera, Steve Montaño, Quinn Cremer, Bill Ortiz, Honorary pallbearers are Hilario Chavez and Joe Duran.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 20, 2016
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