Raymond Rivera

Obituary of Raymond T. Rivera

Mr. Raymond T. Rivera, 64, of Utica, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. Raymond was born in Boston, MA, on August 30, 1956, the son of Eladio and Sally DelRio. He was raised and educated locally, was a graduate of Remsen High school and earned an associate’s degree from Burlington College in New Jersey. For 20 years, Raymond was employed with St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica and more recently with Utica College. Raymond was a big sports enthusiast, enjoyed eating out in local restaurants and was and avid coin collector. Raymond will be remembered as a good man with a big heart. Family was very important to Raymond, especially his beloved Nora, children and grandchildren, who were the joy of his life. Mr. Rivera is survived by his longtime loving companion, Nora Rizzo; one daughter, Amanda Rivera of NY Mills; three sons, Raymond Rivera of Utica, Keith Rivera of Ilion and Andrew Rizzo of Utica; his step-children, Honor Rizzo of Utica and Kelly Vasquez of Syracuse; one sister, Gloria Rivera of TX; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Peter DelRio of Niagara Falls, NY and John and Elsie DelRio of FL; as well as eight cherished grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held at a later date when safe health conditions permit.
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