Benjamin A. Rapuano Jr., 65, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home. He was the beloved husband of 37 years to Veronica Janiszcak Rapuano. Benjamin was born in New Haven on April 3, 1954 and was the son of Rita Bontatibus Rapuano and the late Benjamin A. Rapuano Sr. He had worked as a custodian for the City of New Haven for many years. “Captain Ben” also used to charter fishing boats and fishing was his greatest passion. Father of Amy (Peter) Shanks. Peepaw of Bailey and Jordan Shanks. Brother of Karen Leonetti, Lisa Richau, David Rapuano and the late Gina Rapuano. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his grandparents Joseph and Antoinette Bontatibus, Sophie and Benjamin Rapuano
Family and friends are invited to go directly to All Saints Cemetery office, 700 Middletown Avenue, North Haven on Saturday morning June 8, 2019 at 11:00 for a celebration of Benjamin’s life. There will be no visiting hours. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue have been entrusted with the arrangements.