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
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Christy lit a candle on Apr 19 2017 03:18:39 AM
So sorry for your loss he was a very nice man that enjoyed talking with occasionally 🙏
Submitted by Cindy Hocutt on Apr 18 2017 09:27:47 PM
Darlene, I am sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Please know that you and your family are in mt thoughts and prayers. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
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We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family are in our hearts.
Submitted by David' & Laura Davenport on Apr 18 2017 03:24:57 PM
We were so sorry to hear of Henry's death.
Sending hugs, kisses and prayers.
Submitted by Jean Viglione on Apr 18 2017 02:20:55 PM
I sure am going to miss you Buddy. You were like a Big brother, mentor, and friend. Many life conversations that inspired me. Darlene, we Love you and are here for you in any way we can support in this difficult time.
Jeff and Sarah Fink
Submitted by Jeff Fink on Apr 18 2017 12:57:45 PM
Much love to Henry & Darlene's family. Another Angel in Heaven and another bright star in our sky. Prayers sent and meant. Susan Miller Padgett & Family
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