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Robert J. Rapoza

Born: Tue., Feb. 23, 1943
Died: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Fatima Church

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Robert J.("RAP") Rapoza 75, of New Bedford passed away on Sunday morning, peacefully at  Fall River Health Care, after a very long, courageous battle.

He was the beloved husband of Sharon A. (Enos) Rapoza.

Born in New Bedford he was the son of the late Manuel Rapoza and Lilianne (Bureau) Rapoza. Robert was the loving and devoted father of his two daughters; Deborah Dulude of Fairhaven and Cheryl Sears of New Bedford. He is survived by his brother; Paul Rapoza and his wife Sandra of Cape Cod and his sister; Lucy Ann Bureau of Boston. Robert was also the loving grandfather of his 4 grandchildren; Erika Dulude, Noelle Dulude, Krista Sears and the late Zachery Sears. He also had one great grandchild; Andrew Sears. Robert is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert was a noteable CPA, he worked for years as a self employed accoutant for numerous firms. He also taught accounting at Kinyon Campbell, Fisher College, and Newbury College, just to name a couple, and he was quite the educator. He loved to play tennis and Co-Founded Whaling City Tennis Association in New Bedford. He was also a memberof various business organizations including the Chamber of Commerce.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, Ma. 02745



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   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Forever in my heart! I love you Rap! ❤️

Muriel Dion
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Dear Sharon,
I am so sorry for your loss. Rap is now in heaven with God.
You are in my prayers.

Jennifer Gunnison
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
My deepest condolences for your loss. I pray he is finally at peace now.

Jennifer Gunnison

Michelle Murray
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Sharon, We’ll always remember Rap as a kind and loving husband to you and son-in-law to Pearl. It was always nice to see him at OLOF with you. I can still picture him teasing Matthew after Mass. May he Rest In Peace.

Paul Rapoza
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Sharon I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of Bob and being his advocate during his illness. He needed someone to do that and your love eased his pain.
God bless and may the Love of God be with you as Bob is in Heaven enjoying God's Love now.

Billy Hall
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
Dear Sharon,

I am one of the old TECH classmates that hung out / studied with Rappy.
We met a few times over the years . I am now in North Carolina.

I can still picture all of us struggling with our accounting assignments.
Rappy always had a handle on this subject , but I know he NEVER / EVER figured
on getting a CPA. I thought that was pretty cool when he did. A great achievment I will always remember the fun we had in our DK fraternity.
My prayers are with you and your family.

Ed & Fran Bagge
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
We are sorry to hear of Rappy's passing and send our sincere condolences to his family. We have many fond memories of him from our teenage years.

Susanne Dupont
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
So sorry for your loss Sharon, I just found out and sending you my deepest sympathy to you.Sue Dupont.

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