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TATUPU, Mosiula Faasuka "Mosi" 54, of Plainville, died on Tuesday at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, after being stricken ill at home. He was the beloved father of Mosiula Meaalofa "Lofa" Tatupu and his fiancee Rachael Marcotte of Bellevue, WA, and of Linnea Tatupu of San Diego, CA. Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, on April 26, 1955, he was a loving son of the late Mosiula and Letau (Mosi) Tatupu. He was a graduate of the Punahou High School in Honolulu, HI, attended the University of Southern California, and received a degree in Communications at Northeastern University in Boston. He earned a four year varsity letter while at USC. A retired professional football player, he had played for fourteen seasons in the National Football League. He spent thirteen years as a Special Teams Captain for the New England Patriots, spending his last year playing with the Los Angeles Rams. Mosi was a Pro Bowler, and was a Pro Bowl Selection in 1986. After retirement, he endeared himself with area residents as a coach for the King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, and for Curry College in Milton. Additionally he was the dear brother of Joseph Scanlan of Honolulu, Maude Tuipala of Ridgecrest, CA, Robynn Tatupu-Suka of Chandler, AZ, Joelynn Tatupu of Honolulu, and the late Charlie Tatupu formerly of Honolulu. Donations in his memory may be made to USA Football, Mosi Tatupu Memorial Fund, 8300 Boone Blvd., Vienna, Virginia 22182. Arrangements are private at a time convenient to his family and are in the care of Richard Ross and the RJ Ross Funeral Home, WRENTHAM CENTRE. A memorial service will be at a later date in Honolulu. For further information visit rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com

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