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Mr. Gamalier Garin  Rivera

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Mr. Gamalier Rivera, 78, of Waterbury passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Mr. Rivera was born May 24, 1939 in Jayuya Puerto Rico son to the late Manuel Rivera and Rosaura Vazquez.

Mr. Gamalier was educated throughout the Public School System of Puerto Rico. "Garin" as he was affectionately known as was a true family man and loved his children and grandchildren. He loved to spend time with family and friends. Garin enjoyed having a good time and listening to old Spanish songs. During his free time he would always engage in doing handy things around the house. Garin liked to cook especially Spanish cuisine. He enjoyed nature and loved animals. He had a generous soul and would give his very last to anyone that was in need of help.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his children, Iris B. Rivera, Lizbeth Rivera and Elga Ely Rivera, fifteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren. He will be missed by a host of extended friends and family.

He was predeceased by his son Edwin Javier Rivera.