Harriett E. (Ferris) Rapchuck, 89, died peacefully at her assisted living home in Norwood on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Fannie (Beringer) Ferris, and was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. Harriett graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with a Secretarial degree. After college she came to Boston where she started her Secretarial career at a Boston law firm. Shortly after arriving in Boston, Harriett met her future husband George on a blind date, and they were married for over 67 years. Harriett eventually moved to Brockton where she was a resident for over 50 years before moving to Norwood in 2018. She worked at various offices over the years as a Secretary and volunteered for over 30 years at both the Goddard Memorial Hospital Gift Shop in Stoughton and the Good Samaritan Medical Center Gift Shop in Brockton. Harriett was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brockton for over 50 years where she was a member of the Flower Committee. She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed ice skating, playing the card game Whist and collecting Beanie Babies, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband George of Norwood, Harriett is survived by her daughters JoAnne Schwartz of Sudbury and Karen Rapchuck of Norwood and her partner Paula Meyer, as well as her grandchildren, Benjamin and Evelyn Schwartz of Sudbury along with a number of nieces and nephews. Harriett is predeceased by her son in law Kenneth Schwartz.
Visiting Hours and a Memorial Service for close friends and family will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday Morning, June 1 st. The Visiting Hours will be from 9:30-11 AM followed by the Service. Masks and social distancing required. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater immediately after. Donations in Harriett's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. The family is extremely grateful for the loving care Harriett received both from Old Colony Hospice and the Benchmark Senior Living Facility of Norwood.