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.