Agnes P. Raposa

February 20, 1920March 10, 2020

Agnes (Vago) Raposa, age 100, of Fall River, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She was the wife of the late Raymond Raposa.

Born in Maryland Heights, MO, she was a daughter of the late Camilo and Pauline (Columbini) Vago. Agnes worked as a Seamstress for Holly Curtain Manufacturer, she was a member of St. Jean the Baptist and the Holy Rosary Ladies Guild. She loved to go dancing. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling & was a talented crafter, she was an excellent cook & hosted many memorable holiday parties.

Agnes is survived by her children, Josephine A. Houghton (Robert) of Fall River and Raymond J. Raposa (Dorri) of Chestnut Hill, two grandsons, Russell Houghton (Anne) and Mark Houghton (Denise) and one great-grandson, Alexander Houghton. She was predeceased by her siblings, Henry, Marie, Angelo, Bill, Joseph, Louis and Virgil Vago and Josephine Boulanger and Lee Zarina.

Her funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Agnes’ honor may be made to, The Fly Foundation, 550 Locust St., Fall River, MA 02720 or The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 or The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. For tributes and directions:


  • The FLY Foundation
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The Perkins School for the Blind


  • Funeral and Burial Private

    Saturday, November 7, 2020


Agnes P. Raposa

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Anne and Joe Andrade

March 29, 2020

Josephine, we are so so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. Losing a Mom is like losing a part of our heart. She was an elegant lady who showed so much love for her family as she was present at so many of her Grandchildren’s events. May Mrs. Raposa Rest In Peace. ❤️

Joseph Johnson

March 26, 2020

Rest in peace. Your influence on this earth is felt in the work of the beautiful family you nurtured.

Mike Vieira

March 22, 2020

Although I didn't know your mom that well, I do (like Mike N and many others) have great memories of your parents' house and the parties we had. Those were different times, but their welcoming spirit (and ability to let things slide) were an inspiration to me as we became parents.

Enjoy the memories, bask in the love, and know that her spirit lives on. May we all have such a long and amazing life.

Mike Nassr

March 20, 2020

Looking back it seems like we had a party once a week at your house in the year 1971 and your mom never made anyone feel anything but more than welcome to come. I remember she used to make this awesome meal with chourico, onions and peppers in a tomato sauce. That lady could cook.
Every time I think of your father and mother I always picture, in my mind, them smiling. They were both very warm and welcoming people. Knowing them made me a better person , I was lucky to have such extraordinary role models at such an impressionable age.