Iris Rivera

Obituary of Iris R. Rivera

Iris Ramonita Rivera, 54, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on April 24, 2021, at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Born in Pottstown, PA, on August 5, 1966, Iris was the daughter of Carmen (Velez) Rivera and the late Ramon Rivera.

Iris was always willing to help those in need, regardless of whether it was her family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, or even stray animals...she could always be depended upon. Her caring and compassionate personality led her to be a dedicated CNA at Pottstown Hospital for over 20 years, where she took great care of her patients. Although Iris’s work was very important to her, her family was her number one priority. She took great pride in being a devoted daughter, sister, and aunt; she loved spending time with her family. Iris will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but she now dwells in the shelter of the Most High!

In addition to her mother, Iris is lovingly remembered by her sisters, Rosa (& Robert) Evans, Carmen Estrella (& Eddie Sr.) Gonzalez, Rosy Rivera, and Dori (& Seth) King; her nieces and nephews, Christopher, Douglas, Eddie Jr., Delilah, Hannah, Riley, Layla, and Levy; and her grandnieces and grandnephews, Carley, Emma, Arianna, Gio, Izaiah, Chase, Kassidy, and Ryan.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. Please note, masks and social distancing will be required at the visitation and service.

A webcast of Iris’s services will also be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please visit: and click on the “webcast” tab to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call 610-323-8220.

Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Iris’s memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center. To donate online, please visit: If donating by mail, please use the link below that will take you to the printable donation form: file:///C:/Users/Gofus/Downloads/Donation%20Form%20For%20Website%20Revised%20April%202021%20(1).pdf. When donating, please make sure to mark your donation “In Memory of Iris R. Rivera.”