Antonio Rivera

April 13, 1998 ~ July 4, 2020 (age 22)

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Antonio Jesus Rivera

Antonio Jesus Rivera, (Tony Turtle, Tone, Tony), 22, of LaPorte, IN passed away on July 4th, 2020.

Antonio was born in Munster, IN, to Jessica Rivera, (Mother) and Nelson Hector Gomez Jr., (Father) on April 13th, 1998. A spirit like Tony’s is rare. He has the heart of a king and lived his life here on Earth to the fullest. His spirit is full of love, and we were just lucky enough to experience it. He always made sure to keep everyone’s spirits high with his humor. We will always remember the infectious smile, the jokes, the laughter, and oh the dancing. He will live on through all of his loved ones.  

Antonio is beloved by Mother; Jessica Rivera, Great Grandfather; Frank Lucio, Great Uncle; Benjamin Lucio, Maternal Grandmother; Eloise Rivera, Paternal Grandparents; Martiza Perez, and Nelson Hector Gomez, Sisters; Alysia Rivera, NeKayla Washington, Nicole Gomez, Aria Martin, and Selena Rivera, Brother; Carlos Rivera, Niece; Nelina Washington, Aunts; Julie Rivera, Jamie Gleason, Jennifer Grey, Ashley Rivera, Trina Gomez Uncle; Robert Gonzalez, Cousins; Rachael Lucio, Rachon Lucio, Marcus Lucio, Jasmine Gamez, Essences Grey, and a host of others, Godson; Gio Jackson, God Parents; Alyssa Martin and Mario Siner, Honorary Momma; Julia Nona, Honorary Sisters; Daisy Booker, and Dalia Jackson, Honorary brothers; Steven Edward, Landon Herrbach, Christian Loomis, Eric Richardson Dakota Beckingham, Nito Jackson, and Lestat Parker.

Antonio joined his Father; Hector Gomez, Great-Grandmother; Josephine Lucio, Great-Aunt; Ann Rossi, Great-Uncle; Michael Lucio, Brother; Anthony Rivera, Aunt; Mary Lucio and Cousins; Angela Lucio, Anais Perez, Demilio Alvarez, Victoria Lucio in heaven on July 4th, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, IN on Friday July 10th, 4-6 pm (Family Viewing), and Saturday July 11th, 3-7 pm (Friends & Family Viewing).  For additional information please contact Bocken Funeral Home (219)844-1600 or visit

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Family Viewing
July 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

July 11, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

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