Paul C. Rivera Sr., 82, a resident of Espanola, NM, originally of Ojo Caliente, NM, passed away on September 24, 2023.
Paul is preceded in death by his wife Roberta “Bobbie” Rivera, daughter Annette Rivera, parents Maclovio and Eutilia Rivera and brother Gabriel Rivera.
Paul was a simple good, happy man that enjoyed life to the fullest. His Blessings were his children and grand-children and his heart was fulfilled to see that he raised a beautiful and respectful family. He adored his beautiful wife which he will be reunited with in heaven. He loved his many friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Paul is survived by his son Paul Rivera, Jr. (Judy); daughter Trinnie Velasquez (Robert); grand-daughter Kayla Velasquez, grandson Stephen Rivera; sisters Bertha Trujillo (Tony) and Mary Martinez (Ross); and extended relatives, God-children and too many friends to mention.
A public visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, NM. Rosary to follow at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will take place on October 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Ojo Caliente with the burial to follow at Ojo Caliente, NM.
The family of Paul Rivera Sr. has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com 505-747-7477