Richard A. LaPointe, 73, died Oct. 8, 2016 at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag, RI. Born in 1943 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Henry and Cecile (Alarie) LaPointe.
He graduated from Putnam High School and Eastern Connecticut State College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. As a draftsman for Fenton Keyes at Providence, RI, he made a career change going to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, where he started as an orderly and advanced to the position of desk clerk, retiring after 34 years. A kind and compassionate person, he was always caring for others. He loved traveling, and his artistic hobbies included sculpture, painting and etching.
He is survived a brother, Gerald A LaPointe (Roberta) of Putnam, nephews Stephen LaPointe (Donna) of Pomfret, and John LaPointe of Putnam. He was predeceased by his nephew Michael LaPointe.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 1:00pm in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Putnam, CT followed burial in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com