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Elvira Rivera

Obituary for Elvira Rivera

November 20, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister


Elvira Matos Rivera, 70 of New Haven died peacefully Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Juan Rivera. Elvira was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on January 25, 1946, a daughter of the late Tomas and Mercedes Guzman Matos, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty eight years. She most recently worked as a security officer for Security Services of CT, and previously worked at Evergreen Cemetery, and in the housekeeping department at the former Park Plaza Hotel of New Haven. Elvira is survived by three daughters, Nilsa Rivera, Sandra (Marlon) Rivera Pastor, and Lissette (Carmelo) Rivera Ortiz, all of New Haven, five sons, John (Eneida) Foster, Roberto (Nereida) Rivera, Pablo (Claribel) Rivera, and René (Yaimarie) all of New Haven, and Juan B. (Lesly) Rivera, Jr. of Derby, two step-daughters, Virginia (Virginio) Gutierrez of New Haven, and Gladys (Carlos) Mercado of North Haven, two sisters, Brunilda Matos of Cayey, Puerto Rico and Olga Muñiz of Tampa, FL, thirty one grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one sister, Elsie Matos, and two brothers, Heriberto and René Matos.
Elvira's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Iglesia Cristiana Puerta de Salvación (Door of Salvation Christian Church) 3 Arch St., New Haven. A funeral service will take place at the church on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements.

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