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. Mealeyfuneralhomes.com