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Aurea (Narvaez) Rivera

October 4, 1939 ~ September 6, 2022 (age 82)


Aurea Rivera, 82 of Jersey City, entered into eternal life on September 6, 2022, at Jersey City Medical Center.  Born October 4, 1939, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, to the late Basilico & Jesusa Narvaez, she lived most of her life in Jersey City.  

Aurea was a retired school lunch aide from PS 20 in Jersey City.   A resident of Villa Borinquen in downtown Jersey City, she was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church, where she faithful attended the Spanish Mass.   

Aurea was an amazing cook and took great offense if you didn’t eat her food.  She loved bus rides to the various casinos in the tristate area and could usually be found sitting at the slot machines.

She is survived by her children; Angel Rivera, Jr. & his companion, Sonia Berrios, Hector Rivera (JCPD) & his wife, Marybell & Eric Rivera, her sister, Teresa and her beloved grandchildren; Vanessa, Samantha, Skye & Natalia Rivera, Norberto Batisita Jr., Noel & Norielys Batista. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Riotto Funeral Home, 3205 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.  (

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 254 Second Street, Jersey City.   Interment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City. 


September 11, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
September 12, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception Church
254 Second Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Graveside Service
September 12, 2022

11:15 AM
Holy Name Cemetery
823 West Side Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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