July 6th, 1952 - March 9th, 2018

Middletown, NY

Raul "Junior" Rivera of Middletown passed away suddenly on March 9th, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Raul was born on July 6th, 1952 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to parents Raul Rivera Sr. and Herminia Rivera.

He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1976. He was an active member of American Legion Post 151, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 140, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 212, and the Elks Lodge of Middletown.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carmen Rivera; his two children, Zoraida Butcher and Wilberto Felix and wife, Gloria; and his granddaughter, Katarina Zayas. He is also survived by the following siblings: Sara Rodriguez, Lucy Perran, Elizabeth Rock, Robert Rivera, Richard Rivera, and Ruben Rivera as well as their spouses. The following nieces and nephews: Frances Lucido, Cynthia Quiles, Robert Rivera, Cory Rivera, Ryan Rivera, Marissa Rivera, Kenneth Rock, and Lauren Carroll, as well as their spouses, many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He will be missed greatly.

Friends are invited to call 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th 2018 at Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, NY. A service followed by Military Honors will commence at 8 p.m. at the funeral home .

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment of ashes will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Middletown NY.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Morse Funeral Home Inc. 33 Railroad Ave Middletown NY 845-343-6918 www.morsefuneralhome.com