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Francisca Rivera, 70, died of natural causes June 26 at 12:45 p.m. in her residence in Reading. She was the wife of Victor Osorio. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Juan and Cecilia (Montanez) Rivera. Rivera was employed for 30 years as a machine operator by Consolidated Cigars, Puerto Rico. She was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Reading, where she was a director of the Legion of Mary. Rivera is also survived by two daughters, Carmen (Gonzalez) Taveres and Provi Gonzalez, both of Reading; and six sons: Jose Gonzalez, Caguas; Jose Fonseca and Jesus E., Gerardo and Ramon Osorio, all of Reading; and Alfonso Osorio, Kenhorst. Other survivors include three brothers: Cando, Wenserlau and Wicho Rivera, all of Puerto Rico. Also surviving are four sisters: Juana, Furhenshia, Carmen and Une Rivera, all of Puerto Rico. There are also 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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