Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera, of Norwalk, CT, passed on August 30, 2021.
Carlos was devoted to his loving family and deeply committed to his work at Bethel Public Schools.
Carlos is survived by his parents Hermogenes and Maria, his wife Donna, brother Jose (Brenda), sisters Luz Yolanda and Lydia, daughter Jazmin (Ulysses), sons Brian, Carlos Jr. (Valery), and Alex, stepdaughter Tiffany (Jonathan), stepson Rocco (Stephanie), and eleven grandchildren.
A private celebration of life will be held in his honor.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to: Bethel Middle School: Student Activity Fund or Word Alive Bible Church.
Published by The Hour on Sep. 2, 2021.
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Carlos was a wonderful, kind person. He will be greatly missed. My family was blessed to know him through our time at BMS. Both of my kids shared fun stories of how he'd "pump up" his arm muscles by blowing into his thumb like a balloon and make them laugh. I have witnessed his kindness and humor firsthand with all of the kids while volunteering at school. We crossed paths many times for social events, sports and activities, and also the times an item was left behind in a locker that we just "had to have" even though school was closed and the area was locked up to get to it. He was the kindest person, always willing to help, always smiling, and we just wanted to share with his family how important he was in our lives and let you know we are praying for you.
Friends from BMS
School
September 9, 2021
"Man, I got holes in my socks that are older than you!" One of Carlos's many jokes I came to love. He had this endearing wit that made you smile as you laughed at your own expense. My man had a sweet jump shot. And as he walked away nursing his shoulder, he would say "Next time I won't take it easy on you." His contributions and dedication to his colleagues, students, friends, and school is one of the kind. Every school that has a Carlos in it has been blessed with a positive attitude that echoes through the building. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We will miss him greatly, but will never be forgotten as we all try to be more like him.
- Nate
September 8, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Rivera family. Carlos was one of the most loving and funniest people I know. He always lit up a room wherever he went. I have some wonderful memories of Carlos. Ben Franklin Basketball and Baseball. And most of all. The WV crew , 4 time Champions in a row. San Lorenzo " Los Samaritanos" . Special memories and a special friend. RIP my Brother!!
Wayne M. Blount
Friend
September 7, 2021
My heart aches over the loss of not only my boss, but of my friend. The last thing he said to me when I saw him a month or so ago was "what the (bleep) you don´t (bleeping) call me anymore?". He was a great boss, a great mentor, and always was filled with so much joy, humor and compassion, and always went out of his way to be polite and caring to every staff member and student. I´ve been looking across the parking lot from Rockwell to BMS wistfully looking for his white truck that I would ride around in between BMS and Johnson and Rockwell when we were working and moving furniture, and he would playfully speed around the parking lot while I´m hanging on for dear life in the back - all the while he´d be laughing out loud and saying through the window "you ok?". He always showed so much gratitude to us, thanking us and buying breakfast sandwiches, when all we were doing was our job, and following his example. He was a wonderful leader and someone I often went to as a friend when something was bothering me or a needed advice. My heart has a huge hole in it for the last week. But I will always smile and laugh at the fun times we had while at work and will continue to pray for his families´ and friends´ peace to be in their hearts. Miss you dearly, Carlito.....
Chris Neville
Work
September 6, 2021
Both of my children adored "Mr. Carlos." They looked forward to seeing him every day and he made BMS a welcoming place every day. They will miss him greatly.
The Romero family
School
September 6, 2021
So sad, Carlos will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Lori Moavero-Lobozza
September 5, 2021
A wonderful neighbor and find example of a husband, father & grandpa. I cannot begin to express how sad I am for his family and loved ones. there's a void in the neighborhood.
Niz
Friend
September 5, 2021
Carlos was one of a kind. He was able make everyone around him feel special! Thinking of his family! His BMS family is missing him terribly.
Jennie Taranovich
Work
September 4, 2021
Carlos was a great man. Everyone who knew him would agree. He touched many lives. He always lit up a room and made you laugh. He will be missed
Lu
Family
September 4, 2021
Carlos was the very best! He taught us all how to live a life well-lived. Generous, joyful, and a tower of strength. We all adored him. Rest in peace, dear Carlos. Love to you and your family.
Mary Fernand
September 4, 2021
We both had an opportunity to work with Carlos. He spread joy wherever he went - especially with all of the kids he encountered on a daily basis. He will be missed by so many... Rest in Peace...
Tom and Mary Liquori
Work
September 4, 2021
May he Rest In Peace! Our condolences to Carlos´s family. The kids at BMS all loved you, you´ll be missed.
The Topham Family
School
September 4, 2021
I knew you as a young boy & my family was able to enjoy your great sense of humor into adulthood. Make them laugh Carlos. My blessings to you and your family. So , sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength to get through losing Carlos. Prayers & Love. From my family to yours.
Nani DeJesus
School
September 3, 2021
What a kind a wonderful Man. I will miss our banter of the Mets and Yankees. RIP and God Bless
Tom Smith
September 3, 2021
The hallways at BMS are not the same without Carlos. He was the most authentic human being I have ever met. He had a superpower. His superpower was making EVERY single person around him feel special and loved. Our students looked up to him and respected him and the teachers knew him as a true friend. We were so blessed for having had him in our lives.
Kristen Faucher
Work
September 3, 2021
a school is merely a village, carlos was one of the kindest in the village. god bless carlos. rip.
- friend
September 2, 2021
RIP-We did not know Carlos personally although it felt like we did through my brother Billy Mills always referring to Carlos was like a brother to him. I also felt like I knew him through my grandaughter Willow Marsh always coming home saying how she would talk with Carlos in the halls of BMS as he would tell all the kids to tie there shoes before they would trip on the laces. Carlos sounded like a very kind warm person and now he in not in anymore pain and resting with the angels.
George & Helen Marsh
September 2, 2021
Prayers for all of you God bless.we love you all .
The Bellantoni Family.
September 2, 2021
He was a gift to BMS. Thank you Carlos
MaryBeth
Work
September 2, 2021
Carlos was a friend to all and never failed to brighten your day. He will be deeply, deeply missed.
Kate
September 2, 2021
Carlos was one in a million, very devoted to his friends ,family ,and his work ,he had a sense of humor that nobody will ever match. We all will miss Carlos forever will be in our hearts
Fran Boucher
Work
September 2, 2021
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