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662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-934-7921
Fax: 203-933-0852
Reinaldo Rivas

Reinaldo "Ray" Rivas Sr.

Monday, January 6th, 1958 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Obituary

Reinaldo A. Rivas, Sr., age 61, of West Haven, beloved husband to Anna (Christensen) Rivas, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 8, 2019 after a courageous battle with ALS. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on January 6, 1958, he was the son of Blanca (Garcia) Rivas and the late Manuel Rivas. Reinaldo worked as an Operator I for the City of New Haven, Department of Public Works. He enjoyed cars, especially his ’72 green Chevy Nova, and his time spent at the various car shows, all over the state, with his friends and members of the Cruisin’ East Car Club. Most of all, his time spent with his family and grandchildren, he found precious, as they were the light of his life.
In addition to his mother Blanca and his loving wife Anna, Reinaldo is survived by his children; Reinaldo (Anna) Rivas, Jr., Albert (Anna) Rivas, Rafael Rivas, Teresa (Dave) Rivas, grandchildren; Rafael, Alanna, Alexia, Sofia, brothers; Manuel (Maria) Rivas, Edgardo (Christine) Rivas, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his faithful companion and best friend, dog Tyson. Reinaldo was predeceased by his brother William Rivas.
The hours for visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. His funeral service will commence on Thursday at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, 4 Oxford Road - Unit E4 - Milford, CT 06460.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    West Haven Funeral Home
    Address
    662 Savin Avenue
    WEST HAVEN, CT 06516
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    West Haven Funeral Home
    Address
    662 Savin Avenue
    WEST HAVEN, CT 06516
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  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Address
    769 Ella Grasso Boulvard
    NEW HAVEN, CT 06519
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Donations are being accepted for: ALS Milford Chapter.

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Karina G

Posted at 10:56am
Lamento mucho la perdida de su ser querido Reinaldo, y me gustaria expresar mis mas sinceras condolencias. Tiempos como estos es difícil ver alguna esperanza que nos llene de consuelo. Nuestro Senor Jesucristo nos dio una gran esperanza que su Padre cumpliría. Se encuentra en Juan 5:28,29; " todos los que están en las tumbas, oirán su voz y saldrán...a una resurrección de vida" Jesus prometió que su Padre le daría la vida de nuevo a todos los que habían muerto. Vivirán en un mundo lleno de felicidad y paz. Espero que puedan encontrar consuelo en esta promesa tan amorosa, y puedan esperar con anhelo el cumplimiento de ella.
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Susan Merrill

Posted at 03:46am
Rich and I met Ray and Anna at a cruise night. We were new crusiers only knew one couple who then introduced us to Ray and Anna. We then began to hang together at the cruises and car shows that we went to. It was like an extented family. Ray and Anna wonderful people to know, so friendly and kind. Ray will be missed dearly.

Sonia Herrera

Posted at 07:17pm
Anna, Rey Rey, Albert, Ralph & Theresa: I will always remember my cousin Amilcar with his great smile, his jokes and his great humor. I think that is a Rivas’ thing that Iam already missing a lot from tio Neco, my mom and now him. ALS was devastating in his life, however what I saw from the outside was a caring and loving family fighting for their love one, a Man who was blessed to receive day by day the love of God thru your love. I admire you and take my hat off before you. Amilcar will always be remember. R Receive our Love, from Titi Edna, Tio Cuso, Junior, Mayra & Reina
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