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Josefina (Rivas) Madera

March 19, 1941 ~ September 20, 2022 (age 81)
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Obituary

 

Josefina (Rivas) Madera, 81, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. She was the widow of Hipolito Madera. Born March 19, 1941 in Patillas, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Aquedo and Paulina (Ruiz) Rivas.

 

Josefina worked in environmental services for St. Luke’s Bethlehem for over 30 years until retiring. She was a member of Templo Refugio, Bethlehem. She was an avid scripture reader and enjoyed spending time with her family.  

 

Survivors: Josefina will be lovingly remembered by; daughters, Carmen Madera Lopez, Lucyn Morales (Jesus), Maria Cofre, Nitza Colon (Juan), Lourdes Trinidad (Rafael); sons, Hipolito “Hip” Madera, Jr. (Candy), Jesus "Manny" Madera (Maria), and Daniel Madera (Iris); 18 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren; great great granddaughter; brother, Ramon Rivas. She was predeceased by 6 brothers and 5 sisters.

 

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St. Bethlehem, PA where the family will receive friends and relatives from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. A viewing will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.

 

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Services

Viewing
Monday
September 26, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

Viewing
Tuesday
September 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA
 

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