Serafina (Borges) Rapoza, age 96 of Swansea passed away January 24, 2013. Born in Fall River, she was the widow of Joseph F. Rapoza and daughter of the late Alexander and Maria Conceicão Borges. She was a leather turner having worked at Gamma Leather Goods and various other mills prior to retiring to care for her mother. Sarah was a former member of the council on aging, volunteered for the meals on wheels program and at the town beach.
Sarah enjoyed going out to breakfast, telling jokes, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy but most of all spending time with her family.
Serafina is survived by her son Joseph F. Rapoza Jr. of Swansea, grandson Mark and his wife Jessica, four great grandchildren Alexander, Benjamin, Nicholas and Maxwell Rapoza of North Dighton. She was the sister of the late Alexander Borges Jr.
Please omit flowers; donations can be made to Dialysis Center of Fall River 221 Weaver St. Fall River, MA 02720 or the National Kidney Foundation in Serafina’s memory.
Her funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 1521 N. Main St., Fall River TUESDAY at 9 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John of God Church at 10 A.M. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Somerset. Calling hours MONDAY 4-8 P.M. www.rogersfuneral.com
Reported: 01/25/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)