Joseph Rivera Sr.
1947 - 2016
Joseph Rivera Sr.

Born: October 6, 1947

Died: October 19, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Rivera Sr., went peacefully to be with our Lord with his family by his side.

He was a lifelong resident of Joliet. He retired from Printing Craftsman in 1997. He was a coach to local youth for Belmont LL for 27 years and a life member of both Belmont A.C. and Ingalls Park A.C. He was a Die Hard Chicago Cubs and Washington Redskins fan. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his beloved dog Rocky.

He is preceded by his father, Arturo; and mother, Adela (Hernandez) Rivera; brother, Porfirio Rivera; his nephew, Adam Garcia; and his beloved granddaughter, Allison Rivera.

Joe is survived by his wife, Connie; his sons, Joe (Ruthie) Rivera, Michael (Wendy) Rivera, Anthony (Salena) Rivera; and one daughter, Rikki (Dave) Hernandez. Grandchildren, Bryan (Lindsey) Rivera, Christopher Rivera, Joseph Rivera Jr, Kai Fox, Toby Fox, Daniel Gurnitz, Jake Rivera, Josh Rivera, Michael Rivera, Brittany Gillingham, Skye Rivera, Alesia (Peanut) Rivera, Catarina Hernandez and Isabella Hernandez. Great grandson, Reid Rivera.

He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

The family will honor his final wishes for cremation and a private burial. Please no flowers.

The Rivera family will be hosting a Memorial Mass to celebrate his life at St. Ambrose Church 1711 Burry Circle Drive, Crest Hill, IL, 60403 on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM followed by a luncheon located at Giovan's 1804 N. Larkin Avenue, Crest Hill, IL, 60403 from 11:15AM to 2:00PM. Cubs Attire encouraged.

We would also like to thank all of the doctors and nursing staff at Silver Cross Hospital, University of Chicago Cancer center and the wonderful staff of the Joliet Area Community Hospice. Thank you for all of the care that you have given to the Rivera family for the last year and a half.

Published by The Herald-News from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2016.
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I met Joe when my 2 kids played at Belmont Little League Baseball. All together between the 2 of them we were up at Belmont from 1978 to about 1984. Sorry to hear about his passing.
Bill Arnold
January 15, 2017
To the family of Joe I wish to express condolence. New Joe very well alway fun to be around him. I also worked in the printing business and the local 111. God bless him and his family. May he rest. In peace.
Larry Gualdoni Pt Charlotte Fla
October 27, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss you are in our prayers. The Paul Bazan Family . From Joliet I'll.
Paul and Maria Bazan
October 26, 2016
Our condolences and blessings to all the Rivera family.
javier zamudio
October 26, 2016
Sending my condolences to the Rivera Family. God Bless everyone and my prayers are with you. Our thoughts will be with you. From the late E. Miranda Jr. Family in Joshua TX.
Annette Miranda
October 25, 2016
To the Rivera family we will keep you in our prayers. Joe did a lot for boys and girls that played at Belmont L.L. Joe you will be missed. There is so much I want to say but if there is one thing my wife and I do know is that the Rivera is strong. God Bless you Connie and the rest of the family Love John Kim Lil John and Alex Mares
October 25, 2016
We are so sadden about Joe's passing, he is at peace and no more pain. Connie and family you have our deepest sympathy. Joe was a great guy, always a smile and a wave. I will sure miss him sitting on his deck in the summer. He will be missed.
God Bless
John and Laurie James
Laurie James
October 25, 2016
so sorry for your loss
george williams
October 25, 2016
Rita Salazar
October 25, 2016
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