Mr. Miguel Rivera passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Fayetteville VA Medical Center at the age of 63.
Sergeant First Class Rivera was born in Puerto Rico on September 16, 1948 to the late Bautista and Carmen Rodriquez Rivera. He retired from the Army in 1992 after 24 years. He loved restoring old cars and was a loving Husband, father and friend. Preceding him in death is his wife, Carmen M. Rivera and daughter, Neminsa Rivera.
Left to cherish his memory are: his son, Miguel Rivera Jr. of Fayetteville; two daughters, Jeannette Restituyo of Raeford and Sharryn L. Washington of Fayetteville; six brothers, Victor Manuel Delgado of Texas, Rafael Rivera of Arizona, Eladio Rivera, Candido Rivera, Victor Tolentino and Tony Tolentino, all of Florida; nine grandchildren, Sephen and Serjio Restituyo of Raeford, Lathara Rivera and Victoria Royal of Fayetteville, Kevin and Keira Washington of Florida and Gregory, Christian and Kevin of New Jersey.
Memorial services with Full Military Honors will be held 9:30 AM Friday, April 6, 2012 at LaFayette Funeral Home with Father Ouoha officiating.
Burial will be in Fort Bragg Post Cemetery following the service.
Arrangements for the family are in the care of LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.