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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Darlene, I know your pain and sorrow. May you and your family hold each other closely and draw comfort from one another. Jill Spivey
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