Celina (Fernandez) Rivera

Born: Thu., Dec. 6, 1923
Died: Fri., Oct. 26, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 01, 2012
Location: Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 02, 2012
Location: Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home

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Rivera- Celina Rivera, age 88, of Milford, beloved wife of Ramon Rivera, went to be with our Lord Friday, October 26th. Celina was born in Puerto Rico on December 6, 1923 to the late Ramon and Secundina Reyes Fernandez. She moved to Connecticut in 1952 where she raised her family and enjoyed to cook and garden. Survivors in addition to her husband Ramon, include her two children: Ray and his wife Marcie Rivera of Beacon Falls and Wilfredo and his wife Raquel of Milford, six grand daughters: Linda McMahon, Cheryl Rivera, Laura Hillman, Nicole Noey, Dawn Dontas and Erica Ciampi, ten great-grandchildren: Michael Guinn, Danielle and Joey McMahon, Michael and Alexander Dontas,Santina and Luca Ciampi, Jace Noey, Cooper and Michell Hillman and her health care companion Susana Barrios. Celina is pre-deceased by her seven brothers and sisters. The family would like to thank the staff at West River Health Care Center for their compassion and care for Celina during her stay.  Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6-8PM at The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. A funeral service will be held on Friday morning at 10AM in the funeral home followed by interment in Kings Highway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Alzheimer's association in Mrs. Rivera's memory. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com

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Karen and Bill Bors
   Posted Wed October 31, 2012
Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. No matter how much we prepare ourselves for losing a parent, it still remains difficult. We must embrace the time of mourning to grieve our loved one as the Lord intended. During this time, may you rely on God''s comfort and strength and one another to sustain you. We are comforted knowing God''s arms surround you and your mother. Much love, Bill and Karen

Jim & Sherri Gaito & Family
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
Our sincere condolences, as well as our thoughts and prayers, are with the entire family at this time. Please rejoice in the fact that God's love is with you now and always, and that He cradles her in His arms.
All our love,
Jim, Sherri and kids

Jill & Glenn MacInnes
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
Our thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time.
Love Jill & Glenn

Robin Collins
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you.

Ricky & Kristen Anthony
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Our sympathy and condolences to you and the family. May the Lord hold you in his arms during this time. We pray that you find strength in knowing that you and your family are always and forever loved. We cannot imaging the sorrow of losing a parent, but we do know that OUR FATHER is always with us. May God Bless you and the family always. With great love.

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