He grew up in Chesterfield, MA, and attended local schools. A stonemason by trade, he was self-employed until his retirement.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 30 years, Lois (Carpenter), son Robert of Jacksonville, VT, daughter Lorraine Gierloff of Brattleboro, VT, daughter Tina Blais of West Halifax, VT, daughter Donna Bolduc of Newport, NH, son David Snow of Eagle River, AK; and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides being an avid reader, Mr. Lapointe loved his garden, playing cards with friends, and being at the beach in Maine with his family. He also loved his New England sports teams, especially his Boston Red Sox.
At his request there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial contributions may be made to Whitingham Free Public Library, PO Box 500, Jacksonville, VT 05342.