He was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico and he has been a resident of Oswego for most of his life.
Mr. Rivera worked for several years as a handyman. He loved to fish and be in the outdoors. Mr. Rivera enjoyed helping family and friends and he was loved by many.
He was pre-deceased by his father Jose Raul Rivera.
Mr. Rivera is survived by his children: Heriberto (Kayla) Rivera Jr., of Fulton, Yadira Rivera of Solvay, NY; his mother Edelmira Perez of NJ, siblings: Nilka Rivera, Lissette Rivera, Alex Rivera, Tita Rivera, and Norberto Rivera, 2 step-grandchildren: Serenity, and Joseph and several nieces and nephews.
A Calling hour will be held Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.
Burial will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.