Raymond Henry Rivere, Sr.
Raymond Henry Rivere, Sr., passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Shirley Ricks Rivere. Loving father of Shelly Rivere Nickolaus (Eddie), Raymond Henry Rivere, Jr. and Rory Steven Rivere (Kelly). Proud grandfather of Devin Rivere (Ashley) and Dianna Nickolaus. Great grandfather of Emily Kirkpatrick, Ashton Rivere and Dylan Rivere. Loving Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews (who adored him). He is also survived and fondly remembered by many cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Azema Rivere; and his siblings, Nicholas Rivere, Andrew Rivere, Mabel R. Nestor, Hazel R. Reis, Agnes R. Hymel, Margie R. Overton, Mary Ann R. Blanchard, Therese “Rezzie” R. Mustacchia, Elizabeth R. Rodriguez and Patricia R. Cronic. Raymond was born in New Orleans and was a resident of Chalmette, LA, moving to Picayune, MS, after Hurricane Katrina. He worked at BellSouth for 35 years. He was a most loving husband and father, devoted man of God, and tirelessly served his community. He was proudly Ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church, was a respected Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Rummel Council 5747, and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Raymond was the patriarch of the Rivere family and a light to all who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, August 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be held at Our Lady Of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA beginning at 12:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.