Francisco "Panchito/Chi-Che" Rivera

Francisco "Pancho" Rivera 
April 5, 1929 - December 23, 2017

Una mensaje se repitera en Espanol el lo de a bajo.  

On December 23rd at 9:00pm, our family unexpectedly lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-great grandfather after an emergency hip-replacement surgery.  After a tumble at his home in Kissimmee, Florida, he was rushed to the hospital to undergo the repairs. The surgery to repair his right hip went very well and the doctorsexpected a good recovery. As family visited him in the hospital over the next few days, we saw our "Panchito" ready and willing to get home to finish his daily game of Dominos and to "check in with my grilfriend" as he often called his wife.

After 60 years of marriage, he continuously demostrated his love and devotion not only to his wife, but to his family as well. 

Unfortunately, after two days of being in good spirits, sudden respiratory complications arose and began to take toll on his recovery. The frailty of his physical body was overshadowed by his gleaming spirit, humorous nature and the demonstration of his unwavering faith.  

As family began to arrive to the hospital from all over the midwest, we witnessed a strong, resilient man become tired, frail and unable to breathe on his own. 

On December 23rd, we stood together, prayed together and sang together as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather took his last breath and went home to be with the Lord.

Due to our sudden loss during this holiday season, many have expressed interest in how they can help during this diffucult time. Every thought, prayer and expression of support is greatly appreciated and will lovingly contribute to funeral and burial expenses occured.

Ayer, el 23 de Diciembre, estuvimos juntos, rezamos juntos y cantemos como familia. Fuimos testigo cuando el esposo, padre, abuelo y bisabuelo querido tomó su último aliento para estar con el Señor.  Nuestra familia ha sufrido una perdida muy dolorosa durante este tiempo. Muchos han expresado el interés en cómo pueden ayudar durante este tiempo difícil. Cada pensamiento, oración y expresión de apoyo es muy apreciado y amorosamente contribuirá a los gastos de funeral y entierro ocurridos.
  • Carol Reyes 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Annabelle Rivera 
    • $30 
    • 44 mos
  • Marilyn Morales 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Flory Flores 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Jeannette Keith 
    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Teresa Rivera-Santis 
Kissimmee, FL
Frank Rivera 
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