REMEMBERING

Carmen M. Rivera

1956

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2024

Carmen M. Rivera, 68, of Crown Point, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024. After retiring from the Lake County Elections Dept., Carmen enjoyed her retirement by traveling, sitting by the ocean enjoying the sounds of the waves with her toes in the sand and a drink in her hand, and checking adventures like ziplining and parasailing off her bucket list.

Carmen loved photography and enjoyed taking pictures to document her travels and big moments. She was praised by her family for her perfect flan and lechon and sought out by her children, nephews and nieces for her chocolate chip cookies, brownies and scrumptious sweet treats.

Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and showering her grandchildren with love and affection.

Carmen is preceded in death by her parents Juan and Maria Perez; the love of her life, husband Ray Rivera; older brother, Epifanio Perez; and in laws Esperanza and Maria Luisa Rivera.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children; Jason (Marysa) Rivera; Steven (Meghan) Rivera and Deanna (Garrett) Gaboyan; treasured grandchildren; Anthony, Andrew, Jersie, Dakoda, Gabriella, Raphael, Gavin and Grayson; brothers; Joseph (Carol) Perez, Freddy (Alejandra) Perez, sister; Hilda (George) Pabey; special nieces; Lisette, Lucy, Mia and Rosalynn, nephew; Tony; sister-in-laws; Elsa, Meanie, Milagros, and Maria; brother-in-laws; Anibal, Jaime and Jose; numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Carmen will be sincerely missed and fondly remembered by all who were blessed to know her.

Friends are invited to visit on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana). Funeral service 10:30 AM Saturday, March 23, 2024, also at the chapel, Fr. Dominic Bertino officiating.  Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Indiana.  For information, call 219-736-5840.

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Anibal
Anibal
25 days ago

Carmen was the best and I will miss her dearly.

Yeida Santiago
Yeida Santiago
25 days ago

Our condolences from the González Méndez family.
Rosy’s daughter from Paola
Puerto Rico

Milagros Rivera Harrell
Milagros Rivera Harrell
25 days ago

I won’t be there but for those who don’t know
I had the pleasure of introducing Ray and Carmen. I knew she was the one for Ray.
God use me. Great match, beautiful children
And grand-children. Carmen You are so missed. Ray too. He’s been waiting 16yrs.
God said you put up a fight, but he did not want you to have no more pain and to be at peace. Thank you God for blessing us all with
Carmen.

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Pepo and Maria Perez
Pepo and Maria Perez
Reply to  Milagros Rivera Harrell
24 days ago

Our condolences

Last edited 24 days ago by Pepo and Maria Perez
Maria and Pepo Perez
Maria and Pepo Perez
25 days ago

Rest in peace dear prima…and may your memory be a blessing to us all who had the pleasure to know and love you!

Pepo and Maria Perez
Pepo and Maria Perez
24 days ago

Rest in Peace dear prima. We will keep you in our hearts and cherish our memories together.

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DocA
DocA
24 days ago

Stevie – very sorry for your loss ..
your family is in my daily prayers !
DocA
🙏🙏🙏

Juan Perez (1st Cousin)
Juan Perez (1st Cousin)
24 days ago

Rest in eternal peace dear Cousin and enjoy the after life with your dear husband, parents, brother, family and friends.

Luz robatto
Luz robatto
24 days ago

Words cannot express the love we shared for our sister carmen. She will forever live in or hearts and memories. One of the best angels that walked on earth. Love you always n forever.💔💔💔💔💔

Deborah A Flores
Deborah A Flores
24 days ago

Carmen was always so sweet to me. RIP.

Carmen Febus
Carmen Febus
24 days ago

Rest in Heaven Beautiful Angel 🙏

Patty mcgovern
Patty mcgovern
23 days ago

Very saddend to hear of the passing of Carmen. I started working at the same office as carmen a year after her and our desks were right by each other. What I learned and admired about her was she found goodness in all she knew, treated people with kindness, respect, and didn’t judge people. We worked many fund raisers together, went out after work with different employees and she was the nicest person to have a drink or bite to eat with, and Definitely to work with. I will cherish the memories I was able to have with her. My deepest sincere condolences to Carmen’s sons, daughter,grandchildren and relatives.
patty mcgovern

Betty Paine
Betty Paine
23 days ago

May the perpetual light of Jesus Christ shine on Carmen always. Our deepest condolences to the family. Lydia, Daisy, Betty, Willy Pabey

Lillie Espinosa
Lillie Espinosa
23 days ago

I will miss our phone calls. My dear friend of over 40 years! May you rest in peace. Love you always and forever.

Diana McIntyre
Diana McIntyre
Reply to  Lillie Espinosa
22 days ago

My deepest condolences to Carmen’s family
Jason, Deana, and Steven, sister Hilda and all the rest.
We were friends in highschool and after, I was one of her bridemaids in her wedding so many years ago. I am very sorry I could not attend tonight due to my own health issues. I will miss you my friend, thankyou for your friendship,
rest in peace.

Juanita Trivunovic
Juanita Trivunovic
19 days ago

I had the pleasure to work with Carmen and call her friend for many years. She was an Awesome co-worker who helped me whenever I needed it. She was so nice, kind and fun to work with. We enjoyed each other’s company and did lunch together everyday with other co-workers, or just us together. Even after she retired, we’d still get together for lunch when she was able to. We always had a great time and I enjoyed making her laugh. In our conversations, she always spoke of her family, husband, kids and grandchildren, she loved them all so much. She always enjoyed her trips to Destin to see Steven and his family, and to relax in the warm weather. I know she missed Ray so much, and now she is with the love of her life, parents and family. I will miss my friend so much, and knowing that she is no longer suffering eases my mind. I was out of town and so sorry that I missed her services. May she rest in eternal peace and her memory be eternal.

Visitation Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

Date:

Friday, March 22, 2024

Time:

4:00 PM

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8:00 PM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

Date:

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Time:

10:30 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

No officiator information available.

Note:

Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery 2701 Willowdale Rd. Portage IN 46368

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