Lisa L. Rivera

SILVER CREEK – Lisa L. (Payne) Rivera, 46, died unexpectedly Saturday (June 1, 2013) at the Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, NY.

She was born Nov. 19, 1966 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of Rebecca (Mason) and Orson Ledger of Ithaca, NY.

Lisa was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1984, and Bryant & Stratton Business School of Buffalo, NY.

She was employed as a medical receptionist in the Dunkirk office of Dr. Kim.

A devoted wife and mother, Lisa enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was affectionately known as the “Neighborhood Mother.”

Cherished wife of Hipolito Rivera. Beloved and devoted mother of Nathan and Rebecca Gard of Silver Creek. Dearest sister of David (Kim) Payne of Bridgeport, Conn., James (Teresa) Payne of Dunkirk and Gary (Karen) Payne of Buffalo, NY. Niece of Aunts Shirley (Billy) Taylor and Arlene Mason and Uncle Richard Mason Sr. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lisa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Peter and Fannie Mason; two uncles, Peter “Jack” Mason Sr. and James Mason; and three cousins, Peter Mason Jr., Billy Taylor Jr., and Angela Mason.

Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Pastor Michael Leamon of Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

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