Gregory Joseph Rivera passed away on December 11, 2020. Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Battista) Rivera. Loving father of Leticia Ortega; Gregory Rivera; Eddie Rivera; Joseph Rivera; Nicolas Rivera; Michael Mancilla; and Robert Mancilla. Cherished grandfather to 20 grandchildren. Proud great grandfather of three great grandchildren. Devoted brother of Samuel Rivera; Manuel Leddesma; late Jessie Leddesma; Rosetta Leddesman; Susie Rivera; Dolores Grande, late Rebecca Medrano; late Angela Rivera; and Margie Falcon. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Devoted son of the late Gregory and Angela (nee Quiroz) Rivera. Past president of Mixtecas who loved motorcycles.
Visitation from 3:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2020 at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 Tel: (708) 781-9212. Family to speak at 7:00 p.m. Prayers at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Maher Funeral Home, with funeral procession to St. Mark Catholic Church at 1048 North Campbell Avenue , Chicago, Illinois 60622 Tel: (773) 593-2719 for 9:30 a.m. Mass, Father Martin Ibarra, officiating. St. Mark's, in observance of COVID-19 protocols, requires masks and attendees for the funeral Mass are asked to provide their names to the family to ensure appropriate social distancing during the religious ceremony. Interment private.
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