Born: Wed., Jan. 20, 1954
Died: Fri., Mar. 13, 2020

Funeral Service

Fri., Mar. 20, 2020
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 20, 2020
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:30 AM Fri., Mar. 20, 2020
Location: Forestdale Cemetery

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1954 - 2020

On Friday March 13, 2020, Pablo Rivera Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Springfield, MA.  He is pre-deceased by his mother, Marta Travieso; father, Pablo Alvarez Rivera; brother, Angel Rivera; son, Emanuel Rivera.  He is survived by his son, Pablo Rivera III; Spouse, Elizabeth D. Jimenez; daughter-in-law, Angela Moctezuma Rivera; grandchildren: Ayzeah E. Rivera, Emerson M. Rivera, Samantha Velazquez, Daniel Velazquez; brothers: Carlos Gonzalez, Pedro Rivera, Orlando Santos; sister: Hilda Rivera; aunt: Nicolasa Alicea.  He was born 1/20/1954 in Toa Baja, PR and relocated to Holyoke, MA via Brooklyn, NY with his family.  He worked hard as a student and graduated from Middlesex Academy in Concord, MA where he befriended one of his best friends' Ned Herter. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served honorably.  He worked as a Computer Tech/ Network Administrator for many years before retiring from Solutions by Computer in 2004.  He will be missed dearly as he touched everyone's heart he met in some special way. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Pablo's memory to Beacon Hospice, 815 Worcester St., Springfield, MA 01151.


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Charles Fager
   Posted Wed April 01, 2020
I was a classmate of Pablo at Middlesex School during our high school years... Pablo was a great guy in every way. So much fun, so bright, great sense of humor, and loved by classmates. Condolences to his family.

Charlie Fager, '73 Classmate of Pablo's at Middlesex School, Concord, MA

Bern Terry
   Posted Mon April 06, 2020
Dear Elizabeth, I am saddened by the news of Pablo passing away. Pablo and I were classmates and friends at Middlesex School. We spent lots of time together - worked in the school kitchen and dishroom, played on the football team and had lots of fun in general. We were roommates senior year and shared a page in our senior yearbook. Thinking of Pablo always makes me smile. I am grateful for the memories of our shared time, and send you and your son Pablo III my very best at this sad time. Bern

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