Louis M. Nieves Sr., 94, of Mooers, NY passed away at the UVM Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
He was born in Patillas, Puerto Rico on March 24, 1924 to Eduvigis Nieves and Francisca Santiago. He married Reyes Nieves on September 16, 1953.
He attended Brooklyn College and worked at King's County Hospital for more than 25 years before retiring in 1982 and moving to the North Country.
Louis is predeceased by his parents, parents in law, and several sisters and brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Reyes Nieves; four children, Ivelisse Kelly and her husband Mark, Louis Nieves Jr and his wife April, Richard Nieves and his wife Becky, and Carmen Nieves; nine grandchildren, Dana Berry and her husband Jonathan, Sara Kelly and her husband Brandon, James Kelly, Dan Nieves and his wife Brittany, Stephanie Nieves, Holdan Nieves, Chalayne Perry and her husband David, Shauna Bikic and her husband Dan, and Jimmy Barcomb and his companion Brittany Lucia; and one great grandchild, Ashley Perry and another great grandchild on the way. He is also survived by two sisters, two sisters in law, and several nieces, nephews and family friends.
Louis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a lifelong devout Catholic. He was a faithful member of St Joseph's Parish in Mooers, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Mooers and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order of the Sacred Heart Fraternity. He will be missed and loved by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 25, 2018, from 2 to 4 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:30 am at Holy Angels Church, Altona, with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher, celebrating. Spring burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Mooers.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747.