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Natividad (Rivera) Batista
September 10, 1932 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Natividad Rivera Batista, 90, of New Haven, CT died peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2023 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Fernando Batista. Natividad was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on September 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Tómas and Santa Rivera, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty years. She had previously lived in the Bronx, NY for ten years and Coco Beach, FL for two years. Natividad is survived by five daughters, Carmen Vázquez, Maria Luz Martínez and Carmen Batista of New Haven, Santa (Brian) Hassett of Port Charlotte and Maria Rosado of Lewiston, PA, five sons, Jorge Vázquez, Fernando Batista, Jr., Robert Batista, Freddy Batista and Nelson (Denise) Batista, all of New Haven, one sister, Iris (Anthony) Rivera, and many, many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter, Milagros Báez and five brothers, Miguel, Tómas, Juan, Wilfredo and Tánin Rivera. Natividad's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, July 30th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, July 31st at 11:00 a.m., the Rev. Elmer Ramírez officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. washingtonmemorialfh.com