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Edwin J. Rivera, Sr.

October 30, 2020


Edwin J. Rivera, Sr., 66, of New Bedford passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a long illness.

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, son of the late Eufemio and Antonia (Baez) Rivera, he settled in New Bedford over 40 years ago.  He graduated from Morris High School and then served in the Army as a Ranger from 1971-1974 and later worked for the city of New Bedford.

He is survived by three sons, Edwin J. Rivera, Jr. and his wife Cristin of Somerset, Gary A. Rivera and Marco A. Rivera both of New Bedford;  five grandchildren and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated and memorial visitation will be held from 5-7pm Monday, November 9, 2020 at the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. For facility directions or memorial register please visit,

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Memorial Visitation
November 9, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

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