Rappoport, Evelyn

Rappoport, Evelyn, 88, died Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Tockwotton on the Waterfront in East Providence, Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Rappoport for 49 years. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late David and Sadie (Davis) Apotheker. Most recently living in Greenville, RI, previously residing in Warwick and Cranston. She worked for many years at New England Telephone Company before retiring in 1984. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Evelyn was a proud mother of her two sons. Alan Rappoport and his wife, Brenda, of Cranston, and Barry Rappoport and his wife, Ellen, of Cranston. Dear sister of the late Bernard Apotheker and the late Melvin Apotheker. Loving grandmother of David and his wife, Carmen, Nicole, Tracy and her husband, Bobby, Allison and her husband, Chris, Ryan and his wife, Heather. Cherished great grandmother of Alexandra, Taylor, Drew, Kailey, Mason, Violet, Mackenna and Henry.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Rhode Island Chapter of Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

A memorial service will be held Monday March 13, 10:00 a.m. at SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston, RI, with burial at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South Country Trail, Exeter, Rhode Island 02822

Shiva will be observed on Monday, March 13, 6-8 p.m. at the home of Ellen and Barry Rappoport, 42 Tome Street, Cranston, RI 02920.

To view the pre-recorded service, please click here.


  1. Ellen W. Gourse
    Mar 9, 2023

    Barry and Ellen

    I am sorry for your loss. May your memories help during this difficult time.

    Ellen Gourse

  2. Nancy Levin
    Mar 9, 2023

    My sincerest condolences to Barry &Ellen and Alan & Brenda and the entire family. My heart goes out to you all ! I loved Evelyn so much. She was one of the nicest person I have ever met. She was always happy, had a smile on her face and made anyone around her laugh or comfort them if need be. I am going to miss Evelyn so much. I will cherish all my memories of her.

    With love and sympathy,

    Nancy Levin

  3. Lisa Goyette
    Mar 9, 2023

    I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing – the world will be a bit dimmer now – she was always such a bright light in everyone’s life. Evelyn was treasured by our family and now the “gang” will be reunited. It is so hard to lose so many incredible people but I feel very blessed to have had her as a part of our lives.
    We will unfortunately not be able to attend the funeral but our hearts will be with you all. Lisa Jay DJ and Michaela

  4. Michael Smith
    Mar 10, 2023

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a fun and beautiful woman.

  5. Nancy & Rich Kasper
    Mar 13, 2023

    We lost a valued friend of 12 years when Evelyn passed. She was an optimistic, easygoing lady. Always there, checking up on us. When her brother, Bernie passed she told me about a dream she had one night. She dreamed of a man on the street who was down on his luck. She offered to get him clothes to wear, food to eat and a place to sleep. He gratefully accepted, and it made her feel good to help him. Evelyn asked me what I thought of the dream. I told her I thought the man was her brother who was finally accepting the help she had always tried to give him.
    Evelyn said when she passed she was going “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. I know you made it Evelyn.

  6. Roberta zZimmerman
    Mar 13, 2023

    My condolences to Barry and Ellen, Alan and Brenda and your families on the loss of your wonderful mother, Evelyn. I am sorry that I cannot be there in person but will be Zooming in this morning. Sending my love to you all.


  7. Donna Levi
    Mar 13, 2023

    Dear Alan and Brenda and Barry and Ellen and families,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Mom, Evelyn. I am sorry that I was not able to attend the service. I loved your Mom’s positive energy. She was an inspiration to me. I hope your wonderful memories of her will give you comfort now and always.

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