Roxy Oliver Raposa

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Beloved father and friend, Roxy Oliver Raposa, passed away at his home in Nederland, Texas on Wednesday, April 11th, following a brave battle with cancer. Roxy was born on August 20th, 1948 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to Elsie Michaels and Oliver Raposa. His relationship with Debbi Graeter began in 1985 and included raising her daughter, Julie, and producing daughter, Jesse Lee, in 1988. Roxy remained close to Debbi until her death in 2015.

Roxy will be remembered for his big and giving heart, strength, children’s charity work, remembering birthdays, affection for animals, great taste in music and movies, and his broad smile.

Roxy is survived by step-daughter Julie Hedford, son-in-law Jim Hedford, and granddaughters Fern and Ruby; daughter Jesse Lee Raposa and partner Duncan James Calver; brother-in-law Charlie Farley; brother-in-law LeeRoy Theodore “Ted” Graeter Jr., wife Dawn, and their children Ryan and Ashley.

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Roxy’s daughters wish to express gratitude for the support of friends and family, in many forms, since his diagnosis last year. On Sunday, April 29th, there will be a private family gathering held at Bolivar Peninsula. If you wish to attend, please contact Jesse or Julie. In lieu of flowers, please consider the financial needs of the family for travel, burial, and the services.