Bom-Wrapper

Bruce Rapose

Bruce Rapose

Friday, July 27th, 1945 Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Bruce Rapose, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Bruce Rapose with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Obituary for Bruce L. Rapose

Bruce L. Rapose, 74, of Enfield and Spring Hill, FL, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, surrounded by his family. Born in Wareham, MA on July 27, 1945, he was the son of Virginia (Severance) Mangels and the late John E. Button. He grew up in Hartford and joined the Navy after graduating high school, serving on the USS Francis Marion during the Vietnam War. Before retiring in 2011, he worked for over 35 years as an electrical engineer for both Dynamic Controls and Hamilton Sundstrand. Bruce was always up for fun and adventure, enjoying his Harley, fishing, boating, and most recently golfing and long rides in his Mercedes convertible. He is survived by his loving wife Christine (Laferriere) Rapose; his mother Virginia Mangels; and his two children, Adam Rapose and his wife Alison of East Granby, and Bethany Romano and her partner Lee Donovan of Springfield, MA; his step-daughter, Karen Lovejoy and her husband Glen of Northampton, MA; and three beloved granddaughters, Chloe and Brenna Rapose and Ivy Lovejoy. His extended family includes his sister-in-law Lynne Paxton and her husband Matt, his brother-in-law Ray Laferriere and his wife Lisa, and former spouse Donna Rapose. Bruce was predeceased by his step-father Henry Mangels. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 20, from 5-7 PM at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd. Enfield. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 11:30 AM at the funeral home, with burial and Military Honors to follow at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. For online condolences, please visit www.leetestevens.com.

Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 | 11:30am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019
    11:30am
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
    1390 Main St.
    Agawam, Massachusetts
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019
    1:00pm

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Bruce. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Love, Sue & Eddie sent flowers to the family of Bruce L. Rapose.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Flowers
Love, Sue & Eddie sent flowers to the family of Bruce L. Rapose.
Hand delivered by a local florist
LE

Love, Sue & Eddie

All our love to you Chris and all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Love, Sue & Eddie purchased flowers for the family of Bruce Rapose.
Comment | Posted at 09:51pm via Floral Arrangements
JB

Jim Beaumont

Bruce and I worked together for years on the F-15 PACS program. He was the very best to work with and the sharpest engineer on the program. He deserved to live a lot longer. I will miss him.
Comment | Posted at 02:02pm via Condolence
LG

Lynn Gonzalez

I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I worked with him on the F15 program and we became friends instantly. He was fun to be around and made people laugh everyday. I heard about his son and daughter who he loved dearly and shared in the joy of hearing about his grandchildren. One of the happiest times I remember was when he met Chris. They had something special and hesaid he was so lucky to meet her and gave her in his life. I am saddened to hear of his passing. I have spent the day thinking of him and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

My deepest sympathy,
LynnGonzalez
Comment | Posted at 09:03pm via Condolence
Loading...

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: