Richard "Rick" Rivera, Age :62

Jun 12,1958---Mar 12,2021


Rick Rivera was called home by the Lord to be with his loved ones whom he missed very much unexpectedly on Friday, March 12th. There are no words to express the impression this amazing man had on all the lives he touched. Rick had such an amazing life conquering difficult obstacles in which he always overcame shining bright. He loved hard and was loved back even harder. He was the kind of person who lent a helping hand to anybody and everybody who needed it without being asked. His biggest accomplishments were raising his kids and making it to retirement. He will be missed beyond words by many family and friends. “Pops you gained your wings fly high and we will see you when we see you. We love you till forever.” Rick is preceded in death by his mother Sally Hernandez, father Jose Rivera and Niece Laura Rivera. Rick is survived by his two children Richard Rivera, Monique Rivera (Dru Apodaca), his longtime girlfriend Nancy Moore & kids, his siblings Marilyn Ferran (Louie), Clifford Rivera, Leroy Rivera, nieces Donna Ortiz (Anthony), Brenda Ferran, nephews Eddie Ferran and Leroy Rivera Jr (Marla). Many great nieces and nephews and cousins and friends as well as his brother/sisterhood of local 49 union members. For service info please contact Monique (505)304-1585.


JoAnn Jacob John Mar 31 ,2021

Family Friend ,Santa Fw ,New Mexico

Rick was a wonderful kind hearted man. He will be missed beyond measure. Glad to have had a chance to laugh with him.

Laura Jenkins Mar 31 ,2021

Colleague ,White Rock ,New Mexico

Rivera family - I am so sorry for the loss of Rick. He was a fantastic human being. I enjoyed working with him and visiting with him. He was such a genuinely kind man. My thoughts and prayers are continually extended to his family and friends who are completing their journey's without Rick. My deepest condolences, Laura

Vince Alvarado Mar 31 ,2021

Brother / Friend ,Belen ,New Mexico

To all the Rivera family, I would to wish my condolences to you all the family on behalf of SMART Local Union 49. We lost a great man, mentor and most of all a great friend. May God help you through these difficult times. God Bless you all.

Anthony & Donna Ortiz and Family Apr 02 ,2021

You are missed deeply Uncle Rick! We love you!!!

Anthony & Donna Ortiz and Family Apr 02 ,2021

Niece ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

You are missed deeply Uncle!! We love and miss you very much!!! RIP