September 15 1976 February 13 2020
Rachel Nicole’s Obituary At 43 years of age, she was granted her angel wings on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Rachel had touched lives in small ways throughout her very memorable life. Rachel’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her gentle smile and kind ways brought so much joy to family and friends. Her courage and hope reminded us of the preciousness of life. Beloved daughter of Primitivo and Joanne (Thunberg) Rivera. She grew up and resided in Chelsea for most of her life. She attended and graduated from Massachusetts Hospital School where she excelled for herself and assisted many of her classmates in their education. A former resident of Chelsea and Arlington she had been living in Quincy for the past several years. She gave her time as a volunteer worker at Children’s Hospital in Boston for several years. She is survived by her parents, Primitivo and Joanne (Thunberg) Rivera of Chelsea. She was the dear sister of Joanne Powers and her husband Steve of Revere, Lorilee McLaren and her husband Robert of Wilmington, Antonio “Tony” Rivera of Minnesota and the late Andrew Rivera. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday February 24 from 4 – 8 P.M. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral services will be conducted in the Welsh Funeral Home on Tuesday at 9:00 AM. Services will conclude with interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Weymouth. . Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rachel Nicole Rivera September 15 1976 February 13 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Chelsea, state: Massachusetts