Joan L. Raperto, 86 years, died on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at Saint Anthony’s hospital in Warwick, NY. Born in Stamford CT, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Hayes) Eike. Mrs. Raperto was a resident of Sussex County for over 40 years and had originally resided in Connecticut, then Sparta, and Franklin, NJ.

Joan was employed over her many years as a factory worker working for Metaltech Corp. in Franklin retiring from that position in 1990. She was a doting mother and grandmother and in her spare time enjoyed camping, the beach, crabbing, and vacationing with her family.

In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Joseph Raperto (1976). She is survived by her children a daughter Jo-Anne Brewer of LaGrange, OH, sons Joseph Raperto of Warwick, NY, James Raperto of Franklin, NJ, John Raperto of Florida,  a sister Nancy Magazzi of Utica, NY,  many grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Monday August 5, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home. To offer online condolences go to

–by the family