Felix R. Rapposelli

Felix R. Rapposelli, 83 passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Rapposelli was born and raised in Claymont, Delaware.  He attended Claymont Elementary School and graduated from Salesianum School in 1954.  He received his A.A.S. degree from Delaware Technical and Community College in Human Services.

He served in the military in occupied Germany with the 7th Army assigned to the Adjutant General’s Corp.  He returned to the United States and served at the Underground Pentagon assigned to the 3rd Army at Fort Ritchie, Maryland.

He was employed at Phoenix Steel Corp. in the Metallurgy Department and served as President of the Office and Technical Workers Union as well as the President of the Northern Delaware Central Labor Council.  He later was employed as Vice President of the United Way of Delaware representing organized labor where he served on several national committees.

Felix served as 7th Representative District Chairman for the Democratic Party for many years and served on several boards and committees assigned by Mayors of Wilmington, two Governors of Delaware, and one President of the United States, specifically assigned to Panama Treaties.

Mr. Rapposelli was predeceased by his oldest son, Michael Rapposelli. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie; his sons Joseph and his wife, Christina and Stephen; his six grandchildren, Vincent, Elizabeth, Anthony, Jeremy, Dominic and Rocco and his daughter-in-law, Nicola “Nikki” Rapposelli.

Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington on Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Shipley and Weldin Roads. Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Marie and Felix Rapposelli Endowed Scholarship Fund, Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.


Submitted by The Smiths on
Our deepest condolences to the Rapposelli family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your loving memories of Felix help you through this difficult time. May our loving, heavenly Father, who is the God of all comfort, give you the strength and comfort that you need (2 Corinthians 1:3, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that soon, "He will wipe away every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore" (Revelation 21:3, 4). May all of His promises concerning our loved ones who have passed away give you peace.

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find  from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17 .

Submitted by Monica on
With my deepest sympathy, I pray that God will place His healing hands on all your hearts and that the pain from Felix’s passing will lessen with each new day.

Submitted by Cindy Williard on
Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Felix. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love always The Williard Family

Submitted by T. Kelly on
My condolences to the family. May fond memories from a life well lived (83 years) bring you joy. Psalms 90:10 says, "The span of our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is especially strong". I hope you draw comfort from these memories, comfort from family and friends, and comfort from God during this difficult time, and know that by means of a resurrection, God is eager to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28, 29).

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Rapposelli family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.