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Joseph Rapalje

Joseph A. Rapalje

Wednesday, March 1st, 1939 - Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Joseph Rapalje, age 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 8th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. He was born on March 1, 1939 in Arlington VA, the son of the late Robert and Frances (Huntington) Rapalje. Joe earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Psychology from Boston University. He worked as a School Psychologist in the Sunapee School District for many years. Prior to that, his career was a professor at Eastern Nazarene College.
He was a world traveler and loved “all things food”. He also enjoyed the quieter moments in life up in New Hampshire with his late wife Sheila Therou Stryker Rapalje. The last three years of his life he attended The Community Chapel in Nashua, NH whenever he was able.
Joe leaves behind his first wife Muriel Gordon Rapalje, and his three children Brian Rapalje, Randy Rapalje and Joanna Rapalje Fitzgerald and her husband Michael. He leaves behind four beautiful grandchildren, Justina, Matthew, Noah, and Olivia. Joe also leaves behind his sister “Bobbi” and her husband Paul Shanahan and his brother Jimmy Rapalje and wife Karla. He also leaves behind many other loving extended family and friends.
Services: All are welcome to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 11 AM at Community Chapel Church of Nazarene, 5 Saint Laurent Street, Nashua NH.
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    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Community Chapel - Church of the Nazarene
    5 St Laurent Street
    Nashua, NH
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    Pastor Geoff DeFranca


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Megan Halloran

Posted at 11:16am
Dear Joanna and family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. What a great man he must have been. You were blessed to have such a father and he such a daughter. God bless you all. Megan

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