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Rita A. (Vigliotta) Rappa

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, September 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Rita A. (Vigliotta) Rappa, who passed after a brief illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on Monday, September 16th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m., and immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Lynn, Mrs. Rappa was a 1951 alumna of Lynn Classical High School. Always remembered as an extraordinary “family woman”, keeping the welfare & health of her family (her husband, her sons, their wives & her grandchildren) foremost in her mind & her heart. Her extended family of nieces & will long remember their aunt as a devoted & loving element of their huge Vigliotta family. 

She is the adored wife of 64 years to Ret. Revere Fire Cpt. Fred A. Rappa. Devoted mother of Fred A. Rappa, Jr. & wife Eleanor of Point of Pines, Revere & Stephen J. Rappa, Sr. & wife Joanne of Georgetown. Cherished grandmother of Kristen M. Tavano & husband Joseph of Salem, MA, Michael S. Rappa & wife Allison of Swampscott, Saugus Police Sgt. Steven J. Rappa, Jr. & wife Elizabeth of Saugus & Amanda L. Moses & husband Scott of Georgetown. Dear sister of Jean O’Brien of Lynn & her late husband Robert & the late Mary C. Noyer & late husband Gordon, Gennaro Vigliotta, III & late wife Aurora, Pasqualena “Lena” Serino & late husband Samuel, Ida Durant & late husband Bernard, Angelina “Ann” Rappa & late husband William, Evelyn McDermott & late husband Raymond, Pasquale “Patsy” Vigliotta & late wife Mary & Robert A. “Boddy” Vigliotta & late wife Joan. She is also lovingly survived by 6 great grandchildren: Christopher, Alexandria, Scott, Melody, Emily & Kennedy & survived by many respectful nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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