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Carmen S. Rivera, age 67, of East Chicago, Indiana passed away March 2, 2018. She was born November 8, 1950 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Carmen was the baby of 8 children. She was preceded in death by her parents Raul and Margarita Rodriquez; brothers Ray Bayron and Santos Rivera; sisters Celina Rivera, Rosa Rivera and Mirta Merced. Carmen left behind her husband Jose Velasquez; sons Luis Rivera and Jose Rivera; daughters Jasmine Pino and Marysol Pino; grandsons Jaden Rivera and Efrain Rivera; granddaughter Zaida Rivera; brother Wilfredo Rodriguez; as well as many nieces and nephews. Carmen had many true friends. She was loved by many. She always put joy in all our hearts.
Carmen is not gone---She is that little birdie that we will see every morning.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Castle Hill Funeral Home: 248 155th Place, Calumet City, IL 60409 followed by Interment Services at St Joseph Cemetery of Hammond, Indiana. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.