Born on July 22, 1952
VICTORIA - On September 13, 2013, Eloy Rivera's loving family had the honor to witness as Our Heavenly Father opened his loving arms and welcomed him into his heavenly kingdom. Eloy's pleas to end his suffering had been answered.
Born on July 22, 1952 in Bloomington, Texas to Petra and Florentino Rivera, Eloy was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory. His faith was what helped him throughout his toughest moments.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Juan Jose and sister-in-law, Stella Rivera.
Cherishing his memories are his wife of 42 years, Patsy, daughter Melissa (Tom) Yemma of Pearland, sons Randy (Melanie) of Victoria and Rudy (Julie) of Fort Worth, sisters, Petra (Adam) Cisneros of La Porte, Julie (Thurmond) Rivera of Victoria, brothers Paul (Geromine) of Victoria and Pat (Olga) of Da Costa.
The lights of his life were his grandchildren, Rianna Twilley, Brayden and Bryce Rivera and Alyssa and Amanda Yemma.
Visitation will be at 6pm at Rosewood Funeral Home on September 15, 2013 with a rosary to follow at 7pm.
Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral on September 16, 2013 at 2pm with Father Gary Janak officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Rivera, Pat Rivera, Joe Gonzales, Jeremy Rivera, Tom Yemma and Adam Cisneros. Honorary pallbearers are Patrick Rivera and Thurmond Marshall and the staff of Hospice of South Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas.
Love you, Pops, to the moon and back, forever and ever and always. RIP.
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