Jesus M. Rivera Sr.

May 8, 1960 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 60)


Jesus Manuel Rivera Sr. passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Beloved Husband of Josefina Rivera nee Pena. Devoted Father of Ricardo (Marine), Jesus (Zulema) Jr. and Alex. Loving Son of the late Lauriano Vargas and the late Maria Rivera. Fond Grandfather of James, Jesse, Julie, Jesus, Emily and Sofia. Dear Brother of Jose Angel (Maria) Rivera, Francisca (Antonia) Rivera, Ofelia (Alfonzo) Escarcega, Cruz (Carmelo) Herrera, Valentina (Julian) Fernandez, the late Pedro (Enriqueta) Rivera and the late Beatriz (the late Miquel) Rivera. Dear Uncle of many.

Family and Friends are to gather for the Visitation Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162 (Located between Mannheim and Wolf Road). Funeral Monday, October 26, 2020 from Russo’s Hillside Chapels at 10:00 a.m. proceeding to Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 1101 23rd Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated promptly at 11:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. For additional information call (708) 449-5300. Please visit Jesus’s personal tribute website at and sign his guestbook.

Due to current health guidelines, WE REQUIRE THAT ALL GUESTS ENTERING THE BUILDING WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.  We ask that you exit the funeral home after paying your respects so that all visitors have an opportunity to do the same.  Please refrain from bringing food or beverages into the funeral home.  The coffee room is not available at this time


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October 25, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Russo's Hillside Chapels
4500 Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2020

11:00 AM
The Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
1101 23rd Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160

October 26, 2020

Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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