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ASHLAND – Jonathan Rivas Romero, 24, of Ashland died tragically in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday April 25, 2021 in Westborough.

Born in El Salvador, he is the son of Nelly Carolina Romero and Manuel Rivas. Jonathan was a graduate of Culinary Arts and Electrician at Keefe Technical High School. Class of 2015.

He worked as a chef at Owen O’Leary’s Brew Pub in Westborough and Southborough.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Alfredo Rivas Romero and Hector Romero, two sisters, Sofia and Debie Romero, four aunts and one uncle, Claudia, Sandra, Sofía and Nilda Romero, Hector Romero and many cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday May 3 at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord Street in Framingham, with burial to follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Framingham.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, May 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland.

Please visit for Covid guidelines.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jonathan’s name to GOFUNDME.COM – Romero

All visitors to the funeral home are required to wear a face mask. NO EXCEPTIONS

Funeral home visitors entering the funeral home will be limited to 10 at one time. Visitors may be asked to wait outside until room is available. Unfortunately no exceptions can made to this rule for inclement weather.

Condolences with the family should be kept brief so that others may enter after you.

Please exit the funeral immediately after condolences are given to the family to allow others to enter the funeral home.

Please observe barriers placed to provide proper social distancing.

Please refrain from embracing with the family.


By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.