CLIFTON PARK Liam Charles-Rivera, fifteen months old, died in his parents’ arms, after struggling with chronic heart disease and pulmonary complications. He passed gently into the arms of Jesus at 8:07am on October 7, 2017.
Liam is the son of Jim Charles and Tony Rivera of Clifton Park. During his brief visit on earth, he enjoyed playing with his five year old sister Maya, listening to music, cuddling with his favorite blanket, given to him by his sister, and being held close by his parents. All who met him, including all the nurses and doctors who treated him throughout his hospital stays will greatly miss him.
Liam is survived by his adoptive parents Jim Charles and Tony Rivera, sister Maya Charles-Rivera, grandparents, Phyllis Charles of Cohoes, Maritza Dos Passos of Coconut Creek, FL. and Joao Ataide of Rio Grande Sou, Brazil; aunts and uncles Tony & Terri Kalupy of Ballston Lake, William & Barbara Hudson of Atlanta, GA, and Monica Rivera of Atlanta, GA; cousins Caitlin Kalupy of Colonie, Christian Kalupy of Ballston Lake, Bryonna Burrows of Hunstville, AL, Christopher Truell of Atlanta, GA; and Liam’s birth family in CT.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the medical professionals at Albany Medical Center and NY Presbyterian / Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the entire staff at Friends In Adoption in Poultney, VT.
Visitation Sunday, October 15 - 3pm-5pm. Philip J Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford.
Service will be on Monday, October 16, 2017 at noon at Philip J Brendese Funeral Home. Interment following service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.
In lieu of flowers:
Liam’s Bereavement Fund
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