David A. Rapaglia

March 7, 1963 ~ March 20, 2018 (age 55)

David A. Rapaglia, 55, of Methuen, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 after a courageous one year battle with cancer. 

David, the son of Anthony & Doris (Vallee) Rapaglia, was born on March 7, 1963. He was a graduate of Methuen High School Class of 1981. David received his Associate's Degree from Northern Essex Community College and worked as a paralegal for many years.

Prior to his illness, David was an avid tennis player and enjoyed traveling and competing in tennis tournaments throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was also a very health conscious individual who took pride in working out daily.

David is survived by his brother James and his wife Karen of Salem, NH; his sister Janet and her husband Bob of Atkinson, NH; his sister Lisa Rapaglia and her wife Virginia Siney of Palm Bay, Florida; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. David was predeceased by his father Anthony, his mother Doris and his brother Anthony Jr.

The family would also like thank Donna Myers and Steve Poirier for the care they provided David during his illness.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, March 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway St, Methuen. Burial will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, online donations may be made in David's memory to The Dana Faber Cancer Institute:

Donations may also be left at the funeral home during calling hours. Checks made payable to: Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge.

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