Michael J. Rapoza

Date of Passing:

May 6, 2020

It is with profound sadness that the family of Michael (Mike) announces his passing on May 6, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, after a battle with ALS.
Born in Fall River, MA on April 25th, 1949 he was the son of John R. and Juliette (Levesque ) Rapoza. He was the loving husband of Delta Rapoza(Rodrigues) for 12 years. He is survived by his loving wife, his children; Michael J Raposa II (Jessica Raposa) of Boston, MA, Megan M Raposa (Christopher Kyle) of Portsmouth, RI. His wife’s children and grandchildren. His four siblings; Marie Perez of Fall River, MA, Nancy Gomes Charlestown, RI ,John Rapoza of NJ and Madeline Vivieros of Somerset, MA. He was the Grandfather of one; Camila E Raposa. He graduated Diman vocational school in 1968, was drafted into United States Army serving for 18 months and was in Army Reserve until 1975. He worked in the automotive industry as a ASE certified mechanic for over 40 years. He was a Barrington, RI resident for most of his adult life. He retired in 2007 from Tasca Ford, as a mechanic. He is predeceased in death by his parents; John and Juliette.

His funeral service will be private.

Online Condolences


  1. Megan, your dad will live on in your beautiful heart. You are so strong and such a beautiful soul. How proud he must’ve been of you.

  2. Meg – I’m so very sorry you lost your Dad. Sending you hugs and Angels to help you through this. He’ll be in the beauty of spring and summer and will be with you always! XOXO

  3. To the entire family of Mike, we send our heartfelt Sympathy, Mike was such a “give the shirt off his back ” person. A big jokster and big hearted man. You are all in our prayers. He will be missed by so many.

  4. My dear sweet Meg’s, my heart is broken for you, but the heavens are smiling for they received a great man.

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