James Thomas "Tom" Rapson

  • Born: June 12, 1931
  • Died: May 26, 2017
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Tom by adding your memories and photos.

James Thomas "Tom" Rapson, 85, a longtime resident of Stoughton, MA, died peacefully at home on Friday, May 26, 2017. He was the husband of Karin M. (Cole) Rapson for 45 years. Son of the late Frank Glenn and Irene (McVey) Rapson, he was born and raised in Uniontown, PA. Tom graduated from South Union High School and Newbury Junior College in Brookline. He served in the U.S. Navy for over 26 years, retiring with the rank of Yeoman Chief Petty Officer in 1976 with 2 joint service commendations. His Navy career included assignments in England, France, Belgium, Boston, and Singapore. After retiring from the Navy, Tom worked as an office manager for Minot, Deblois and Madison, and later Rice, Heard & Bigelow in Boston for over 20 years before retiring in 2001. He played semi-pro football in Uniontown and was a champion horseshoe player in the Navy. He enjoyed traveling, shopping, Boston sports, reading and talking politics.

In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his children, Robert Glenn Rapson and his wife Youngsun of McLean, VA, and Jennifer Lynn Collings and her husband Fred of Ashaway, RI. He was the grandfather of Colin T. Rapson, Evan J. Rapson, Hilary L. Collings and Weston K. Collings. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Arlene and Lynetta.

Funeral Service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, May 31 at 11 AM. Visiting Hours prior from 10-11 AM. Interment will take place at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. Donations in Tom's memory may be made to the U.S.O., 427 Commercial St., Bldg. 8, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02109.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincere sympathies to Karin, Robin and Jennifer and their families. I remember Tom as a very handsome guy with a kind face and warm smile. I am Lita, one of Tom's first cousins. My mom was Elizabeth "Libby Jane" McVey Conteen, Irene Rapson's sister, from Lemont Furnace. Prayers go out to all of you. God Bless always, Lita and Regis Hutira and family, Scottdale, PA

Posted by Lita Hutira - Scottdale, PA - Family   June 19, 2017

Condolences to you, Hilary and your whole family. Thinking of you Jen in this emotional time. Kathy and Mike Singleton

Posted by Kathy and Mike Singleton - Whippleville NY - Friend   May 30, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers with all of you during this difficult time. We have great memories of your father we will cherish.
John, Marcia, Zach & Tanner Collins

Posted by Marcia Collins - LEMONT FURNACE, PA - Family   May 29, 2017

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