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Jose Antonio Rivera, Jr. — US Army Veteran


Jose Antonio Rivera Jr., known as “Norton”, was just 65 when he passed away on March 1st, 2022.

He was born on October 25, 1956 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Jose A. Rivera and Petra Suarez Rivera.   Jose, “Norton” was never married.
After graduating in June of 1974 from Wilber Lynch High in Amsterdam NY, he enlisted and served proudly in the U.S. Army as a 68B-Aircraft Turbine Engine Repairman.
He is survived by his three brothers Anthony, Willie, and Manny Rivera along with sister Ivette Millan.  He also leaves behind sisters-in-law Diana Rivera, Eilyn Rivera and brother-in-law Roberto Millan. Norton loved his nephews, nieces, and many family and friends so very much.

Known to all as Norton, who was a great soul.
Always humble, very giving and simply selfless.
Love to fish, play dominos and but most of all love being around family.
Norton met monthly at Bay Pines VA in St. Pete, FL to council, comfort, and listen to fellow soldiers in need of a friend.

Our beloved brother, friend, uncle, and brother in law you will be missed dearly, you will never be forgotten, but always will live in our hearts.

Rest in Peace our beloved brother.

Ceremonies to celebrate his life and military services will be hosted by and held on Monday March 14th  at Veterans Funeral Care (830 N. Belcher Rd.) in Clearwater, FL.  All are invited to arrive at 2:30pm for services at 3:00pm.  Military Honors will be rendered by the US Army Funeral Honors Team and American Legion Post 273.

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  • Efrain Torres says:

    My condolences to Louie, Willie, Manny & Yvette.
    Norton was like the little brother that I never had. We had some good times together that I will cherish for the rest of my days. This is not farewell my friend until we meet again in heaven . RIP mi hermanito.

  • Efrain Torres says:

    My condolences to Louie, Willie, Manny & Yvette.
    Norton was like the little brother that I never had. We had some good times together that I will cherish for the rest of my days. This is not farewell my friend until we meet again in heaven . RIP mi hermanito.
    Big E

  • Sonia Amador says:

    God rest your soul Joe. You were and are loved. You are resting now. My condolences to all. 🙏🏻😘

  • Cameron says:

    My condolences to Lol his brothersand sister he was definitely one of a kind with a huge heart .fly high Jose .

  • James wilson says:

    Too many of you good souls are gone too soon,i always enjoyed seeing you and talking to you and laughing.When ever you were near, we knew times would be good and that smile you always had was contagious,it saddens me to hear another brother has left us,rest in peace my friend.

  • jeffrey and janet deronda says:

    jose (norton) you will be deeply be missed i miss the phone calls and text messages R.I.P love you for every

  • Julio Perez sr says:

    May you Rest In Peace Norton. We know god has an angle with a sense of humor.

  • Maria Moran says:

    May you Rest in Peace Jose. Que dies the bendiga. My condolences to Tony, Willie, Ivette and Manny. I love you guys.
    Tia Maria

  • Barry Scott Bergh says:

    My sincere and profound condolence for the passing of a good brother and friend, Jose (Norton) was always cool with me this is why we had such a good friendship. I had just spoken to Jose and I am still shocked at his passing! Rest my brother in the arm’s of the Lord, I will see you again when we are all in the kingdom with the Lord. My best to the family in their grief at this time…

  • Ann says:

    My condolences to the family Jose you will always hold a special place in my heart I will always cherish all the memories love and miss you RIP my friend

  • Nilda Gonzales says:

    To Norton family,
    He was a caring person , loved by many. He will be miss. I will missed his laughter and the way he always made you laugh and smile
    RIP , my friend, Jose Norton Rivera. Love Nilda

  • Mark Weber says:

    To Norton and his family and friends….the Weber family sends our condolences from our family to yours. Norton was a great guy and I have nothing but great memories with him. He will be truly missed….

  • Vivian Gerena says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to the Family 💞 I was Blessed to know him .I have only Wonderful memories of Jose such a Wonderful and beautiful man so I don’t want to say goodbye it’s till we met again. Love you Sleep in Paradise my Friend 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💖💖😘

  • Frank Rivera says:

    Norton you were 1 of a kind, always with a smile and a joke, we didn’t see each other regularly, but will miss you greatly, God bless you, and my condolences

  • George and Valerie Whisenant says:

    To the family- May God carry you on his wings during this time.
    To Jose/Norton- May you rest in pease and never stop smiling 🙏🏼

  • jean R Patrenicola says:

    He was a guy who could put a smile on every ones face, I remember back in school he was kind to all, and everyone had nice things to say about him. RIP my friend for so many years.

  • Maria Taddeo says:

    To our family friend, we will always have our memories. RIP Jose. We will see u again. The Rios Family.

  • Nelson Rivera says:

    So very sorry for you loss,may he rest in peace, he is in a better place with his mom and dad, you have an angel in heaven to watch our all of the Rivera family, may God give you strength in this difficult moment

  • Anthony Rivera says:

    Truly,I will miss you more then anyone because we just had the best of times shared just three weeks ago and the plans we spoke of are now gone with you.
    I will keep hope and prayer daily that God the Father heard our prayer for the rest of our family and that He will pour His Holy Spirit upon each of them,so that they may come to know His love and to l8ve in it daily.
    Rest now, my dearest brother and I will see you one day in His kingdom and so shall we dwell in the House of our Lord forever and ever. Amen. Love you always big bro.! Peace.

  • Brenda Czerw Belson says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Carmen Rivera says:

    My deepest condolences to Ivette, Willie, Manny and Louie. Norton, I have great memories of the time you spent with me and my family. Rest In eternal peace my cousin., you will be missed and Until we meet again know that you are truly loved.

  • Perez sisters says:

    May god receive you with open arms to heaven.
    You will be missed.
    The gentleman we meet was a kind , funny , caring .
    May you rejoice when you reunite with love ones.
    Love Aida Perez and daughters

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