2012-01-20 / Obits

Frankie Rivera


Frankie Rivera, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 18.

Rivera was born Puerto Rico. In his younger years he worked at the former Rockaway Playland before becoming a carpenter. He volunteered for the Rockaway Little League and other youth sports.

Rivera was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward and Jesse.

He is survived by his wife, Kelly (nee Anaya); sons, Jason, Travis, Justin and Frankie Rivera; daughters, April, Jessica and Melinda Rivera; brothers, Willie, Louis and Herbie Rivera; sisters, Lucy Rivera, Juanita Camacho; and three grandchildren, Jayden, Christian and Xavier.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A funeral home service will take place at 8 p.m.

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