Angel Luis Rivera, age 62 of Bridgeport, returned to the Loving arms of the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020. He was the beloved spouse of Jennifer Branscombe; his partner of the past 15 years. Angel was born in Brooklyn; son of Angel and Graciela Rivera. He absolutely loved animals; he at one point owned chickens, rabbits, horses, cows and pigeons and completely loved his dogs. Angel had an amazing personality and could joke and laugh about anything always having a positive outlook on life. He was a talented salesman and was amazing at his job. Angel was a big believer in God and would consistently sing his praises throughout his life. More than anything, he loved his family and cherished time spent with his grandchildren and children. Angel had spent the past five years living in his beloved Puerto Rico prior to returning to the Bridgeport area.
He is the loving father of Chastity Rivera, Gina Rivera, Chivone Esposito, Joseph Rivera, Jacob Rivera, and Brianna Rivera; the adoring grandfather of Maximus, Kaila, Violet, Emmanuel, Joseph, Ezekiel, Hailey, and Alannie; and the caring brother of: Judy, Jessie, and Daisy. He was predeceased by his brother, "Bugie."
Family and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 E. Washington Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06608. His interment will follow at Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Please explore his memorial page where you may share your memories, prayers and so much more found exclusively at www.luzdepaz.com.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING RESTRICTIONS REG. COVID 19
The Covid-19 Virus, the rules, regulations, limitations, and everything that has been stated by the government health officials has been challenging for all and funeral homes are not exempt from such plentiful rules and regulations. We just want everyone to keep in mind, thus regulations and rules are made for the GENERAL well being and health of the public. Please be advised that during the current phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as our State once again moves on to open and return back to normal implementing each phase, the current guidelines have determined that during viewing and visitation, and Funeral Services, 49 persons or less would be the amount of persons permitted inside the funeral home at one given time in order for the 6 ft social distancing requirements are able to be applied. Such number is determined by the measurements of the square footage of the facility divided by 36, then divided by 4 which would equal the number of persons permitted. Therefore, we have determined that the back door of the funeral home will be EXCLUSIVE ENTRANCE AND EXIT utilized as a form of crowd control and be able to confirm the amount of persons inside at all times. All done to prevent going over such number inside the facility at one given time, thus preserving and permitting the safe, non threatening atmosphere each person should enjoy during the current times.
Please know that although we always welcome visitors during services, please consider these restrictions that have been implemented to protect the health and wellbeing of all parties present including funeral home staff alike. We understand the importance of showing support and above all our appreciation to someone who meant so much, but we encourage those that can be able to consider the family who is also grieving and join us via Zoom vs in person, as the family will always be aware of those online with the screen visible to see those online, but having a line of persons outside will create many family members to move away from the place they want to be, Inside the funeral home with their loved one) to grant others the opportunity to come inside as they step outside. therefore please consider such alternative vs. the removal of family members from the chapel to grant access to others as the number of attendees inside the funeral home is strictly adhered to, without exception of person, or disability as these regulations are set forth for the GENERAL Health and well being of the GENERAL Public, therefore, these things are not optional. Finally, for those whom do arrive, please be advised, without exception, MASKS MUST BE WORN TO ENTER AND DURING THE ENTIRE TIME ANYONE IS INSIDE THE FACILITY. It is a law and therefore anyone within the City of Bridgeport outside their home MUST wear a Mask in any public setting and Funeral homes and services is considered a public setting....
Online Access to view the services live may be done by following directions below. Please know Viewing is DURING the viewing hours and we DO NOT record the service for later viewing!
TO JOIN US VIA LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER
-please make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
-open your web browser to the following address..... zoom.us
-upper right hand corner you will find a button which is labeled "Join a Meeting"
-the meeting ID requested at the time will be 2033308081
-the password will be 7777
-final automated steps will occur with your permission granting such access on your system to view the services as they happen. Keep in mind it will only be during the service and will not be available after the service for viewing at a later Time.
IF YOUR JOINING US VIA TABLET OR TELEPHONE (IOS OR ANDROID):
-please visit the google play store or Apple app store
-in your search bar enter Zoom cloud meetings
-Download the app onto your unit
-after downloading the app, press on the app to enter
-click on the button , "Join a meeting"
-enter the number 2033308081 which is the meeting code
-enter the pass code: 7777
-join the meeting with your camera on and the device sound, that way you will be able to see and be seen, listen and be heard.