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“Heartfelt sympathies to the family. Our prayers are with you in this difficult times. May her Soul rest in peace.... From caetano sabrina Ana...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Antonio Caetano paes - Goa

“Dear Alwyn,Marjorie and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and condolences.Our prayers are with you and your families. Sylvia Aunty has...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Bhavani and Vishwanath Gopalan - TX

“Dear Alwyn,William, Lyn and families: Bob and I would like to express our sorrow at learning of Sylvie's death. She leaves behind three strong...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Robert and Osla Case - Boston, MA

“William, Alwyn, lyn and your respective families - my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear and brave mother. Her face is etched in my...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Nirmala Gomes-Sequeira

“Kindly accept our sympathies on the demise of our dear M. Silvia and your dear mother. We pray that God may grant her soul eternal rest and comfort...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Ivonne & Rui Gama & fly

“Alwyn,please accept my personal condolences as well as those of the division.Please extend these to your family.hope you are all doing well under the...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: r. bessette - worcester, MA

“Dear Rapose family, May her soul rest in peace, we always remember her smile and simplicity. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Priya Jain

“Dear Alwyn, William, Lyn and families: We are grieved to hear of your dear Mummy's passing. We will always remember her warm smile, her simplicity...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Lovell Pinto - Friend

“Dear William, Elsa, Alwyn, Marjorie, Lyn and Keith We are truly very sorry for your loss. We will always remember A.Sylvie's sweet smile and...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Terence and Corinna Lobo

“Dear Alwyn,Marjorie,Lynn,Keith and family,William,Elsa and family.Please accept our sympathies. Your mum was a very prayerful and hospitable person....Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Cecil,Sharon,Sharonelle and Cecily Crasto

“Dear Alwyn,William,and family, We are extremely sorry to hear about the demise of your beloved mother, a very pleasing persomality and a gentle...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Madhu, Rajeev and Sanya

“Dear William, Elsa, Alwyn, Marjorie, Lyn , Keith, Winona, Evicka, Reuben and Karsten Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all of you. May...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Savio & Lucrezia D'Souza - Medway, MA

“We are deeply sorry for your loss.May the good Lord Jesus give you and your family comfort in this moment of sorrow Tristesa. ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Heriberto & Marisabel - Adjuntas, PR

“I am sorry for your loss, but I am happier for her gain. May the Shalom of Y'shua Mashiyach remain with you and your families. May you continue to...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Wayne Rodrigues - Friend

“Dear William, Alwyn,Lyn and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy & prayers as we share your sorrow on the loss of your beloved mum & our...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Zenia - friend

“Dear Alwyn,Marjorie and family, We remember and hold your mother in high regard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sheela and...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Sheela Batlivala - Andover, MA

“Dear Alwyn & Evelyn Deeply regret to learn the sad news of your mum passing away. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.May her soul rest in...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Diptiman Roy Choudhury - Mumbai

“My deepest condolences to all the family members. from Arminio/ Maria do Rosario ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Maria do Rosario Costa Ribeiro

“Please accept my sincere condolences. May her soul rest in peace. God Bless you all. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Genie De Souza - Phoenix, AZ

“Dear William, Elsa, Alwyn, Marjorie, Lyn, Keith and your children, I join you all in spirit as you celebrate today, your dear mother’s and...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Edna De Figueiredo - Watertown, MA

“William - Russlene and I are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We will pray for her soul and you and your family in your sorrow. She sounds like...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: John - Round Rock, TX

“Dear William , Alwyn and Lynn, It is with great fondness that we remember your mum ,especially today. Her cheerful spirit and deep faith in Christ...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Coralie D,Souza - Friend

“Sylvia was a strong lady of faith ever seeking to bring others to Christ. Her presence at our prayer group brought great strength and love, all the...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Janice Filippi - Malden, MA

“Dr Rapose and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please stay strong, You are all in my prayers. Let your strong faith in jesus help...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Danielle Swift - Worcester, MA

“Dear William and Elsa, Alywn and Marjorie, Lynn and Keith, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mom into her new heavenly...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Christine Muise - Malden, MA

“Dearest William, i vividly remember every moment spent at your home and aunty's ever radiant smile. If ever there was someone who's thought warmed...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: pvs satish - william's friend

“Dear William and Elsa, Alwyn and Marjorie, Lyn and Keith, You are in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of your dearest mum. From...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Tony - CA - Friend

“Sylvie's remarkable strength to raise 3 children on her own always impressed me, as did her bright outlook, no matter how dire the circumstances, and...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Myrtle Figueiredo - Boston, MA

“Although I only had the opportunity to meet with Sylvie a couple of times, I felt that I knew her well. Her radiant smile, her positive attitude, her...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Douglas & Teresa Abaid - FL

“GOD BLESS HER .WHEREEVER SHE GOD GIVE HER FULL PEACE . I PRAY FOR HER PEACE & GIVE STRENGTH TO FAMILY. PARESH & ANJANA & YAGNESH ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: PARESH PATEL - TEXAS CITY, TX

“Dear Elsa and William, Hernawati and I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your dearest Mum, Sylvia. May the perpetual...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Felix Leonardi - Round Rock, TX


Sylvia Melo Rapose, our beloved Mummy and Avo was called to her reward on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Mummy has gone to the room prepared for her in her Father's house by her precious Savior Jesus.

Born in Moira, Goa, to Raphael Melo and Francisquinha Rocha Melo, she was the baby sister to Ana Figueiredo and brothers Caetano Melo and the late Epiphanio Melo. At the age of 14 she bravely left home for college and after graduation worked as a teacher in several convents in Northern India and Nepal. Mummy often regaled us with happy experiences she enjoyed during this phase of her life. On January 19, 1964 she married Mousinho Rapose. They were blessed with William, Alwyn and Lyn, whom Mummy brought up single handedly after Mousinho passed away in 1977. Through all of her trials Mummy never wavered in her deep trust in her precious Lord and Savior Jesus. Mummy was committed to her Catholic faith and used every opportunity to boldly testify to one and all about Jesus' love and faithfulness. She succeeded in passing on her deep faith to her children and their families through her own life example and her daily prayers for us on her knees.

In 1992 Mummy migrated to America to help her children find better opportunities. In America she made many friends in Malden, Framingham and Worcester, MA, San Leandro, CA, Galveston, Texas City and Round Rock, TX - always willing to pack up and move to be with, and help and support her children. She successfully fought against her many health issues with a smile. Even through her suffering - as throughout her life - she was always reaching out to help someone else.

Mummy is now in Heaven in the company of our heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit along with Daddy, and her parents whom she loved so much. While we will miss her terribly, and feel bad for all the suffering she went through, we hold on to the truth that for Mummy life has just begun.

"Mummy we love you and thank you for all you have done for us - giving us life - physical and spiritual - that is your greatest legacy. Please pray for us."

William and Elsa, Alwyn and Marjorie, Lyn and Keith, Winona, Evicka, Reuben and Karsten.

A viewing will be held at 3:00 pm, prior to the Funeral Mass at St. William Catholic Church, in the Sacred Heart Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 30, 2012 at St. William Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made in Sylvia's name to Gospel for Asia, http://www.gfa.org/

You are invited to share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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