At the age of 84, Felipe "Pipe" Rivera was called home to God on Monday, November 6th, surrounded by his loving family. Felipe was born on May, 12th 1939 in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, lived in Middletown, NY for over 30 years, and spent his last few years in Oxnard, California. He was predeceased by his wife Maria Rivera, his father Aurelio Rivera, his mother Cruz Moralez, his sister Martina Santiago, and brother Pedro Rivera.
Felipe was a devoted Christian and loved Jesus. He lived for his family and showed the love of Christ by helping many throughout the years. Felipe was the absolute best son, brother, husband, dad, grandfather and friend any person could ask for.
He is survived by his four caring children and their spouses: Felipe Jr & Shannon, Gamaliel & Sandra, Brenda & Marcelo, and Vivian & Jose; his nine grandchildren and their families: Giselle & Reynaldo, Melissa & Jay, Zuleica & Lionel, Jose, Erica & Diego, Robbie, Nicole & Jon, Jazmin & Mark, and Alex & Abby; as well as eight great grandchildren: Alyana, Giuliana, Arabelle, Jose Jr, Jay Jr, Ezekiel, Kai, & Connor. He also leaves behind 6 siblings, and many nieces and nephews.
Felipe touched many people with his selflessness and will forever be missed. The legacy he leaves behind is one of faith, love, courage, loyalty, kindness, laughter, humility and integrity that we will all cherish. Hasta pronto Pipe!
In honor of Felipe's memory, visitation hours will be on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 2:00pm-3:30pm, followed by a Celebration of Life Service from 3:30pm-5:00pm at Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 W Main St, Middletown, NY 10940. The event will be livestreamed at the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/felipe-pipe-rivera
Services will conclude the following morning, Monday, November 20, 2023 with final visiting hours from 9:00am-10:00am. The burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery Middletown, NY at 11am.
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Arrangements by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. 845-343-6023 or www.ocfuneralhomes.com