Carmen M. Rivera-Garcia

January 8, 1952 ~ July 11, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Sunbury – Carmen M. Rivera-Garcia, 71, of 130 S. Front Street, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at her daughter’s house in Coal Township.

Born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, on January 8, 1952 she was the daughter of the late Flores and Edelmira (Garcia) Rivera.

Her partner of 55 years, Ruben Santiago, survives. She helped at local churches and volunteered her time at the various food pantries.

In addition to her husband, Carmen is survived by a son, Ruben Santiago Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth Flacon of Sunbury; two daughters, Maryann Falcon and her husband, Emilio of Coal Township, and Susan Rivera of NY; six grandsons, Christian Santiago, Justin Santiago, Nicholas Santiago and his companion, Imani Isaac, and Emilio S. Falcon and his companion, Madeline Kauffman, Timothy Soto and his companion, Shadia Hayden, and Mason Soto; four granddaughters, Cynthia Santiago and her companion, Jose Castillo, Stephanie Falcon and her companion, Jesus Castillo, Brittney Falcon and her companion, Julian Gonzalez, and Zariyah Soto; eight grandsons, Royal Santiago, Liam Santiago, Caiden Isaac, Leo Falcon, Brixton Castillo, August Castillo, Vanson Castillo, and Asher Gonzalez; six great granddaughters, Olivia Santiago, Aubrey Santiago, McKinley Stuck, Averi Castillo, Rowen Castillo, Ayla Gonzalez; two sisters, Julia Rivera of Lebanon, and Christina Andino of Beavertown; two brothers, Reinaldo Rivera, and Angel Rivera; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Carmen was preceded in death by four brothers, Manuel Rivera, Juan Jose, Fernando Rivera, and William Rivera; and a sister, Evelyn Valez.


Carmen M. Rivera-Garcia, 71, of 130 S Front Street, Sunbury – Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 11:00 am at Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, PA, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Viewing will be held from 9:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be held following the service at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township. To send condolences to the family please visit

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July 18, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Farrow - C. J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service
240 W Chestnut St,
Shamokin, PA 17872

Funeral Service
July 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Farrow - C. J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service
240 W Chestnut St,
Shamokin, PA 17872


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