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Rest in Peace - Kerry James Rivera

$18,708 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 16 months
Created June 27, 2017
“To know him was to love him,” were the sentiments expressed by Kerry's teenage sweetheart and wife of 25 years, Rena Mason Rivera. Our hearts break for the loss of a true hero to both his family and the community. A loving husband, devoted father, dedicated Paterson fireman, community servant and sports enthusiast, Kerry was the definition of a hero, in every sense of the word. Tragically, Kerry left this earth too soon on the morning of Monday, June 26, 2017, while bike riding with his brother. On behalf of the Rivera family and in an effort to defray the many expenses Rena will face for their family and their 3 beautiful children, Elijah, Ezra and Eden, we have established this fund. Any and all donations to the Rivera family would be extremely appreciated.





http://www.martinezmemorial.com/obituary/4277049


http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2017/06/firefighter_who_died_in_biking_accident_lived_to_h.html


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Kerry's uniform lay on a empty chair with his brothers at his firehouse
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Kerry's funeral was fitting for a hero. The Paterson fire department and many other fire and police departments made sure Kerry was laid to rest with the highest honors. He was made a Captain posthumously. Rena had police and fire depaetment escorts to and from the funeral home and cemetery. Routes 80 and 23 were closed for his motorcade procession. His brothers stood behind an empty chair where his uniform lay in front of his firehouse. The bagpipers played amazing grace while drums thundered and accompanied them. Police and fire departments lined the streets on every turn. Fire trucks extended there ladders and held huge American flags. It was a send off like no other. RIP Kerry. We love you and miss you!
The entrance to the cemetery
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The Rivera family is overwhelmed at the generous outpouring of support, prayers and condolences from all during this time. For those interested in the service information for Kerry James Rivera, please visit the below site, also linked to this campaign.
http://www.martinezmemorial.com/obituary/4277049
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$18,708 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 16 months
Created June 27, 2017
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