Dorothy C. Rivera

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Dorothy Cecilia Rivera, 89, of Sykesville, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Brinton Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sykesville.

Born Jan. 5, 1923, in St. Kitts, Netherland Antilles, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Vlaun Ferdinand. She was the wife of the late Manuel Rivera.

She had been a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Arlene and Cy Hutchison, of Locust, N.C., Rita and Eddie Sheehan, and Marylou and Thomas Bulger, all of Eldersburg; a brother, John Ferdinand, of St. Kitts; grandchildren Maricha and Kimberly Bulger, Edward Monahan, Lisa Rivera, Mikey Sheehan and Chrissy Alban; and great-grandchildren Sheyenne, Shaun and Coady Sutton, and Malachi and Alex Warner.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert Rivera; and siblings Lionel, Anthony and Manuel Ferdinand and Sylvia Husak.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Feed My Sheep, 961 Johnsville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 25, 2012
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