Shirley Rappaport


BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – Shirley Rappaport of Providence died Nov. 9 at the Sadie House of Jewish Senior Services of Fairfield County in Bridgeport.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anna Rachel (Rakatansky) Rappaport and the late Joseph Rappaport.  Shirley was a graduate of Hope High School in Providence.  She worked as a school clerk stenographer for the Providence Public Schools for many years.  She was predeceased by her siblings Norman Rappaport of Providence, Mildred Seligman of Swansea, Massachusetts, and Kenneth Rappaport of Lake Bomoseen, Vermont.

She is survived by nephews Jerry Rappaport and his wife, Susan, of Wilton, Connecticut, David Rappaport (deceased) and his wife, Gail, of West Hartford, Connecticut, niece Ellen Rappaport and her wife, Dori Gottfried, of Lutherville, Maryland, and niece Gayle Hodosh and her husband, Lance, of Swansea. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish Alliance of Greater RI or Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island.