Louis A. Rapa, 92 of Sackett St., Seneca Falls, N.Y, passed away on Friday (August 25, 2017) at Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, N.Y.
Family and friends may attend Lou’s funeral service on Saturday (September 2) at 11 a.m. at Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls with Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls, officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls. There will be no prior calling hours. If desired, contributions may be made to Fetch A Friend Rescue, 92 Garden St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
Lou was born in Lawrence, Mass. on August 6, 1925 the son of the late Anthony & Marie Petrella Rapa. He has resided in Seneca Falls for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II & was in the Corps of Engineers. Lou was in the Battle of the Bulge and had served in the Army in France, Italy, & Germany. He was a graduate of Norwich University, Montpelier, Vt. with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He was a retired engineer for Xerox of Webster, N.Y. He, also, had worked for Sylvania, General Electric, & Seneca Army Depot. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls, the S.M.S. & the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge#992. He was an avid New York Yankee fan and was a former golfer. Lou loved his time with his friends each morning for coffee at the S.M.S.
He is survived by three daughters Marie (Charlie) Kelsey of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Charlene Rapa of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Luanne (Joseph) Pysnack of Seneca Falls, N.Y. One son, Anthony (Rebecca) Rapa of Seneca Falls, N.Y. His grandchildren Brian (Amy) Kelsey, Timothy (Sara) Kelsey, Joseph (Krista) Kelsey, Kevin (Vicky) Kelsey, & Louis & Jordan Rapa. Five great grandchildren. Four sisters Sandra Bonaccorsi, Nashua, N.H., Gerry Jenkins, Peabody, Mass., Thelma Hodges – Naples, Fla, and Beverly (John) Faro, Danville, N.H. Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Lou was predeceased by his wife, Anna Dragone Rapa who died November 2, 2006; his granddaughter, Heather A. Gaglianese who died January 22, 2011, and two sisters Phyllis & Rita Rapa.