Born February 20th 1941-Passed March 28th 2024

Anne (Annie) Rivera Caldwell, beloved daughter of Jose (Pepine) and Gloria Rivera, went home to the Lord on Holy Thursday, March 28 2024 at the age of 83.She was preceded in death by husbands Ruben DeJesus, and Donn Caldwell. She is survived by husbands Charles Housum and James Moore. Annie is survived by her children, Hiram DeJesus (Candy), Anna DeJesus-Jacobs, Ruben DeJesus (Kathy), Laura Caldwell- Lehman (Doug) and Annette Moore- Shumaker (Kevin). She is also survived by her three siblings: Lucy Rivera Kenyon (Dave), Sarah Rivera, and Jose Louis Rivera (Pat). Annie was grandmother to 12 grandchildren: Alison & Heather DeJesus, Jenny, Jessie and Katrina DeJesus Heath (Lewis), Anthony Jacobs, Jake, Cal, and Stefan Lehman and Iliana “Ian” Moore, Samantha & Kevin Shumaker, as well as her 9 great-grandchildren.

Annie was a founding member of the Spanish American Committee, a Cleveland Public School Language teacher, and Cleveland first, and longest running Latina radio personality for Greater Cleveland’s Spanish speaking community. She received many civic and professional awards over a career spanning nearly 60 years in Northeast Ohio. From Grand Marshall of the Puerto Rican Friendly Day, to Language Educator of the Year for Cleveland Public Schools, she helped shape the lives of many.

Her legacy lives on in her community and with her family as they continue her work in education, government, and private sector positions of service, and influence. We will celebrate her life on Saturday April 13, 2024 with Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church located at 3610 Bridge Ave. Cleveland OH 44113 at 10:00AM. There will be a memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery, followed by a life celebration gathering for family and friends at noon at the Catholic Club next to St. Patrick’s Church.

“I’ll be seeing you in the old familiar place…keep dancing to the music.”

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  1. Carolee Upshur April 8, 2024 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    She was a great woman!

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