Rose Marie Rivera

Rose Marie Rivera, 39, of Fonda, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014, at her home. She was born in Gloversville, N.Y. on December 5, 1974. She is a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School.

Rose was formerly employed by Catholic Charities in Johnstown. She enjoyed riding around in her car and spending time with her friends. She also enjoyed shopping. Most of all she loved her children and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her mother, Brenda Deer of Fonda along with her daughters, Evelyn and Learum Watkins. Two aunts, Dianna Nolette, Florence Bartlett (George Van Buren); grandmother, Sally Miller; cousins, Molly (Scott) Roosevelt, Christy Van Buren and Ben Nolette also survive. She was predeceased by her father, Kenneth Deer; as well as biological parents, Howard and Rose Deer; and her brother David Deer.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, NY, with Pastor Brett Popp presiding. Interment of cremated remains will be private in Evergreen Cemetery, Sand Flats, Fonda, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, March 31, 2014, one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Please sign the family guestbook at