Dolores Rivera | 1952-2018

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Dolores Rivera

Dolores Rivera, 65, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Decatur.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport, with Father Thomas Dsouza and Deacon Art Casias officiating. Burial will follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Pallbearers are Michael Rivera, Brandon Rivera, Christian Rivera, Fabian Rivera, Adolfo Rodriguez Jr., Enrique ‘Jose’ Rodriguez and Liliana Rivera.

Dolores was born May 5, 1952, in Allende Coahuila, Mexico to Adolfo and Maria (Lara) Rodriguez. She married Ismael Rivera Sept. 22, 1968, in Allende Coahuila.

She enjoyed attending Friday night football games in Bridgeport and rooting on her mighty Bulls, playing loteria with family and, most importantly, spending time with the grandkids. Dolores was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed all aspects of life such as traveling and cooking. WinStar will miss her money as well.

She was proud of becoming a U.S. citizen and of her 31 years as a school custodian. She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by her beloved father; daughter Juanita Rivera; and brother Javier Rodriguez.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years; sons Ismael Rivera Jr. and wife, LaDawn, Luis A. Rivera and wife, Rosalba, Jesus A. Rivera and Cesar Rivera; daughter Brenda Rivera and husband, Ceserio Puentes; her mother; brothers Mario Rodriguez and wife, Josepha, Jesus Rodriguez and wife, Maria, Adolfo Rodriguez and wife, Celia and Jorge Rodriguez; sister Socorro Lopez; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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