Carmen Rivera passed away peacefully on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Manorcare in Bethlehem. She was 78 years old.
Carmen was born on October 24, 1940 in the Bronx, NY. She was the daughter of the late Cyril and Aurelie Winnette. She was the wife of the late Angel Rivera, who passed away in 2008.
Carmen was raised in Catholic Schools in New York. While raising her children, she worked as a secretary for LaSalle Ice Cream Co. in New York for many years, until retiring. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing, cooking and baking. Most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
SURVIVORS: Carmen will be lovingly remembered by her son Angel Rivera and his wife Nicole of Bethlehem PA; her daughter Carmen Rodriguez and her husband Ricardo of Los Piedras, Puerto Rico; her sister Barbara Johnson and her husband Daniel of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren Brianna, Bryan, Dino, and Nicholas. She was predeceased by her son Luis Rodriguez.
SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at 6:00PM on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, where a viewing will be held for relatives and friends from 4:00 PM until the time of the service. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home.