Peletier- Henry Benjamin Rappa, Jr., 89, passed away Monday April 17, 2017 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City. He was born February 18, 1928 in Shelton, CT son of the late, Henry Benjamin Rappa, Sr. and Dorothy Rogoski Rappa.
A memorial visitation will be held 6-8 PM Thursday April 20, 2017 at Jones Funeral Home of Swansboro.
Henry served his Country in the US Navy. He loved spending time out on the water of the White Oak river in his boat. He enjoyed riding around on the open road with his beloved lab Sandy, when he wasn’t on the water or riding around, he spent time with his friends at Riptides. He also loved to cook using plenty of garlic.
He is survived by wife of 34 years, Darlene Harper Rappa; son, Henry Benjamin Rappa, III of Lake Worth, FL; daughter, Karyn Kulas (Jan) of Titusville, FL; grandchildren, Sharon Trent, Jessica Rappa, and Andrew Kulas; great grandchildren, Savannah, Sebastian, Brandon, and James Anthony; sisters, Sandi Metlach of SC and Margo Ramsden of TX.
He was preceded in death by brother, Virgil Richard “Dick” Rappa.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the VFW on Old VFW road in Cape Carteret or to the local Animal Shelter.
Jones Funeral Home - Swansboro
Thursday April 20th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
407 Hammocks Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Photos Add Photos
Celebrating the life of Henry Benjamin Rappa, Jr.
Thank you for signing Henry Benjamin Rappa, Jr.'s Guestbook
Darlene, we were so sorry to hear about Henry. Our hearts go out to all of you. We got a smile when we read about his love of cooking with garlic and remember him cooking Veal Oscar for us when you lived in Boynton Beach. Sending our thought and prayers your way.
Louis and Donna St-Laurent
Submitted by Louis and Donna St-Laurent on Apr 22 2017 10:06:08 PM
Last night was a beautiful gathering honoring a sweet, sweet man. We will miss our neighborhood conversations with Henry and Sandy. Darlene, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Linda & Joe Temple
Submitted by Joe & Linda Temple on Apr 21 2017 09:13:00 AM
Darlene I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers will be for you and your family during this time that God will lift you up and comfort you.
Submitted by Shelly Littleton on Apr 20 2017 04:38:12 PM
Our hearts ache for your loss and have prayed for your strength during this difficult time. God bless,
David and Susan Baptist
Submitted by Susan Baptist on Apr 20 2017 01:26:09 PM
Dear, Darlene & Rappa we are very sorry for your loss.
Joanne & Tom McCart
Submitted by Joanne & Tom McCart on Apr 20 2017 11:43:23 AM
Joanne Mccart lit a candle for Henry Benjamin Rappa, Jr.
Joanne Mccart lit a candle on Apr 20 2017 11:40:32 AM
Darlene, Thinking of you at this difficult time . You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always cherish our memories, playing golf and our wonderful visit to NC, and of coarse Henry's delious cooking!! Love and miss you!!
Submitted by Kevin&Colleen Burke on Apr 19 2017 05:53:31 PM
Garrett Carpenter lit a candle for Henry Benjamin Rappa, Jr.
Garrett Carpenter lit a candle on Apr 19 2017 09:50:05 AM
Love you Darlene. I'm praying for you!
Submitted by Patricia Piner on Apr 19 2017 09:41:10 AM
Patricia lit a candle for Henry Benjamin Rappa, Jr.
Patricia lit a candle on Apr 19 2017 09:39:13 AM
Text me the address
The address has been sent to your phone