Joseph L. Rapacki Sr., 99, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at home.
Born in Newington, he lived there most of his life before moving to New Britain. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in Italy. He retired from the University of Connecticut, Health Center in Farmington. Joseph was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 3884 in Newington and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 511.
Surviving are his wife Elsa Rapacki; two sons, Joseph Rapacki Jr. and Richard Rapacki; five grandchildren, Richard Jr., Tara, Jodi, Krista, and McKenzie; four great-grandchildren, Owen, Connor, Richard III and Olivia; a niece, Lilliam; and by many other nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 5-8 PM at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin/Porter’s, 111 Chamberlain Hwy, Kensington. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home. Entombment, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
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