Nikolai Lavender-Rivera was born June 20, 2020 and after sharing his love with his parents and the staff in the Birthing Center at Unity Hospital, departed this world for his heavenly home shortly thereafter.
He is survived by his father and mother: Angel Rivera and Nichole Pickard, a ½ brother: Manuel Rivera, his grandparents: Christine Pickard, Rick Pickard, Alma Rivera as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no calling hours and private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, 150 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, NY 14642.
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