Amado Rivera, of the Town of Plattekill, a retired technician for Wonderly Drapes in Kingston, entered into rest Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at St. Luke's/ Cornwall Hospital-Newburgh Campus. He was 89.
The son of the late Isaias and Maria Marrero Rivera, Amado was born December 9, 1923 in Puerto Rico.
Amado was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a true family man, who enjoyed his family and his home.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Ada Torres Rivera at home; sons: William Rivera of Vero Beach, FL, Edgar Rivera of LaGrange, NY; daughters: Ada M. Rivera of Plattekill, and Barbara Gessner of the Town of Newburgh; a brother, Ray Rivera of Hyde Park; and sisters: Juana Vasquez and Carmen Vasquez both of Tampa, FL, Lucy Kelly of Peekskill, NY and Frances Rivera of Orlando, FL; grandchildren: Lauren Rivera, Anthony Rivera, Paul Gessner and Aeden Lebron; great-grandson, Gabriel Rivera, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 30th at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 31st at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1250 Rt. 32, Plattekill, NY; Father John Jaume will officiate. Burial is to follow in New Paltz Rural Cemetery, 81 Plains Rd., New Paltz, NY.
If desired, please make memorial donations in Amado's memory to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1250 Rt. 32, PO Box 700, Plattekill, NY 12568.