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Cristian Angel Rivera
February 09, 2024


Cristian Angel Rivera, 25, of New Bedford passed away Friday February 9, 2024.

Born in New Bedford, the loving son of Blanca Ramirez and Angel Rivera-Laboy, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life.

Cristian was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in the Electrical Technology program. While at Voc-Tech, he participated in track and baseball. In his younger days, he was a member of Normand’s Meats championship Little League team. He was well loved by his family and friends, and was a devoted uncle to his niece and nephews. He enjoyed playing poker with his brother as well as beating his dad at dominos.

Cristian was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in New Bedford, leaving a lasting impact on those he serviced on his daily route.

He is survived by his parents, Blanca and Angel; his siblings, Rafael Ramirez, Jomar Rivera, Katie Rivera, Zakurii Rivera, and Jaelianna Lewis; his nephews, Anthony Ramirez and Zaidyn Rivera; his niece, Emma Ramirez; his sister-in-law, Allison Faucher; his grandmother, Hortencia Laboy; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday February 15th at 11 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday February 14th from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a GoFundMe set up in Cristian's memory at For online condolence book, please visit

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes
495 Park Street
New Bedford, MA 02740