Harriet Lewis Mooney

June 12, 1946May 11, 2018
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Harriet Lewis-Mooney of Boca Raton, FL passed away May 11, 2018. Beloved wife of Robert; cherished sister of Judie Rappaport Musson, and Allen Rappaport (Marian); aunt of Brendan Mooney, Kimberlee Capodiferro (Tom), Paul Rappaport (Sarah), David Rappaport (Carine), Mark Rappaport (Jenny); great-aunt of Nicholas and Giacomo Capodiferro; Cole, Laura, Tessa, Wells, Ella and Myah Rappaport; sister-in-law of Steven X. Mooney.

Harriet was a founding member of the Lewis, Stroud, and Deutsch Law Firm. She was a highly regarded litigator, focusing on defending First Responders. She was also a cherished friend to many; always ready with a smile and hug, and always offering help and comfort to those she cared about, often at her own expense.

Harriet’s personal mission was animal rescue. She was Past Chair of the Tri-County Animal Rescue of Boca Raton and a passionate supporter of Pets in Distress. Harriet worked diligently to save animals from harm whenever she was needed – day or night. She was the devoted Mom of 8 wonderful dogs and 4 cats.

Whether 2 legged or 4 legged, all who knew her grieve her loss and miss her.

In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution in Harriet's memory to Pets in Distress, Inc., 521 SW 59th Street, Ocala, FL 34471


  • Pets in Distress, Inc


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Eulogy Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 18, 2018

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Laura Bloom

May 18, 2018

Harriet was an important part of my life for 34 years. Being a step mom is not an easy job, but I can say that while she was in my life, most times were good. There are so many memories that have filled my mind this week. She was good to me , and my three boys. I will always be grateful for the impact she had on my life.
I'm glad to know that she found happiness with Bob, and all of her 4 legged children. We hadn't spoken in many years, but she never left my thoughts.
With Love and Respect,

John Lewis

May 17, 2018

When we first met, Harriet was a legal secretary with a high school education. When we went our ways, she had made herself a college and law school graduate and a star litigator. Pretty damn good. After she married Bob, she accomplished even more, and not just in the law. No matter how well she did as a lawyer, I will always be most proud of her for what she did with Tri-County and as an individual for every dog and cat that came her way. With Bob she got the life she needed and deserved, with years of happiness together. For that I am grateful. My thoughts are with all of you; Bob, and family (including those with four legs) and friends. John

Susan Beider

May 17, 2018

Bob - I was so very saddened to learn of my dear friend's passing. We met when she was 19 and I was 24 and have been friends throughout the years ever since. We went long periods of time without being in touch - just because life is like that - but always picked up right where we left off. I will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace.
Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.

Lisa Gorelli

May 17, 2018

You know I am here for you.
I will miss my dearest friend everyday, but have so many wonderful memories through the years.
Who will I call on the weekends?
I love her like crazy!!!


Michael Schweitzer

May 17, 2018

Bob, Judie and family. Please know my heart, thoughts and prayers are and always will be with you.
I will love and miss her forever!


Nancy Stroud

May 17, 2018

This is Harriet's memorial to be published in the Florida Bar News by Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch

A member of the Florida Bar since 1981, Harriet Rappaport Lewis-Mooney had a long and distinguished career as a local government defense lawyer, focusing on civil rights litigation. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and soon thereafter established a successful litigation practice as a name partner with Conroy Simberg & Lewis. She was a partner at Adorno and Zeder, and of counsel with Weiss, Serota, Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, before co-founding the firm of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch, Boca Raton, Florida, in 2005. Harriet represented the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust for more than 20 years, the Sheriff of Palm Beach County, and numerous other local government and private clients. Harriet was voted 2010 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She was a master of trial strategy and a tireless, creative advocate. She had a wicked sense of humor and was passionate about animals. She served as Chair of Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton and supported numerous pet rescue efforts, and leaves behind her husband Robert, eight dogs, four cats, and her many friends and colleagues.

Carine Rappaport

May 17, 2018

Tessa LOVES animals just like her Aunt, meeting all of these pets was a special day for her.

Carine Rappaport

May 17, 2018

The angels are singing today at the arrival of Aunt Harriet. Her tender spirit and love was always a welcomed phone call away. She embraced my children with open arms and so much love, never forgetting a Christmas. She would share the funniest stories from her childhood that helped paint a clearer picture the Rappaport heritage. If I could have her for a few more minutes on this earth, I would have wished to hear a few more of these tales. Tessa and Wells adored her loving dogs and room full of cats, and of course her legendary Bob. Here is a picture of Harriet cooking for us and letting Wells and Tessa love on her pets. We miss you Aunt Harriet but look forward to rejoicing with you in heaven someday. Love, Carine (and David, Tessa and Wells)

Paula Smith

May 14, 2018

Harriet was in the process of writing a book called "Mo-Town Mooney". She sent me a rough draft of the book, which was the story of a beautiful Newfoundland and her love for animals in general, and Mo-Town specifically. She has a tender and giving heart for rescuing dogs that no one else wanted, and integrating them into her and Bob's canine family, loving called the "Boca Zoo". I'm attaching a picture Harriet sent me of herself and Mo-Town. I will miss Harriet, and her generous love and passion for life.