Raymond E. Lapointe, formerly of Mattapoisett/New Bedford passed away after a series of illnesses at the age of 82 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Born and raised in New Bedford he worked as a Set Up Mechanic at the Acushnet Company Rubber Division for 37 years until his retirement in 1992 when he continued to work part time jobs and volunteered in his community.
He was a devoted and loving husband to his late wife, Jeannette (Richard) Lapointe for 60 years.
He is survived by his sister, Alice Pease of New Bedford, and 2 brothers, Maurice Lapointe of Florida and Robert Lapointe of New Bedford; daughters, Lydia Kotak and her husband Edwin of North Attleboro; Lauretta Valenti of Mansfield and Jacqueline Stanhope and her husband Rodney of Attleboro; and sons, Richard of Centerville, Ulysse of New Bedford; Jean Pierre of New Bedford and Robert of Fairhaven. He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Loving and raising his family hand in hand with the Love of his Life in New Bedford until 1976 through relocating to the tranquility of the seaside Town of Mattapoisett. He was a man who loved nature, long walks and reading. His amazing faith in God kept him unafraid during his illnesses. He truly enjoyed this Life!
His Funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10 am from the Waring- Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett, Visiting hours Monday 5 – 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Madonna Manor Activites Fund, 85 N. Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 02760. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery of Mattapoisett.
For tribute and directions: www.waring-sullivan.com.