Peter Rappa age 34 passed away tragically on August 13, 1965, leaving behind a beloved wife, Agatha Rappa, and 2 children who he loved dearly, Joseph age 5 and Rosetta age 2, at the time. For his short time as a family man, he was a devoted father and husband. We know there is no love greater than the love Agatha had and continues to have for her husband, Peter. A love so deep that it has lasted a lifetime, till death do them part.
52 years following the loss of our grandfather, father, husband, and brother, he also leaves behind grandchildren he never got to meet: Nicole 23, Matthew 21, Joseph 17, and Nicholas 15, as well as his son-in-law, Tom Erdelyi & daughter-in-law, Marie Rappa. We know how greatly he is missed and feel the gap in our hearts. All the conversations, stories, and games of catch, we have all missed out on. And for many of us, this is our first time meeting him.
In memory, he will be remembered as a true gentleman, the type of man who pulls the seat out for his wife. Even though he has parted with us many years ago, he still has much to teach. In videos, pictures, and stories, we can all learn something from a man who has an immense amount of integrity. Peter, your wife always wanted you to be moved closer to family and now you will be moved to Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, New York, close to our family home. We hope you find comfort knowing deeply you are loved and missed. May you find eternal rest. Until we all meet again, rest in peace. We love you.