Marilyn J. Rapoza, who with her husband ran their family businesses for many years, died at her home in East Falmouth on November 21. She was 91.

She met George Rapoza while visiting Cape Cod. They were married on October 5, 1957, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. They made their home in East Falmouth.

Together they operated Rapoza Crane Service, Azopar Corp. and G&M Excavating. The couple retired in 1995.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of John and Catherine (Somers) Walsh. At a young age she lost both her parents and was raised by her maternal grandmother in Auburndale.

Prior to her marriage, she worked at Newton City Hall as an office clerk.

She leaves a stepdaughter, Christine Souza; several stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her stepdaughter Brenda Rapoza; and by her sisters, Barbara LeVert and Phyllis Rousseau.

Visitation was set for this morning, Friday, November 26, from 9 to 10:30 AM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.

A funeral Mass was to be celebrated at 11 o’clock at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.

Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

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