FORT FAIRFIELD & EASTON - Muriel A. LaPointe, 88, went home to be reunited with her husband Jack and son Terry, Friday evening September 25, 2015 at a Caribou healthcare facility, following a brief illness. She was born October 26, 1926 in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Harden and Alice (Lockhart) Oakes.
Muriel attended Fort Fairfield schools and was married to James E. "Jack" LaPointe on November 22, 1947. Muriel worked outside of her home occasionally, but most of her time was dedicated to her family. Many people will remember her for her love of the Lord, her independence and unbelievable courage. Her family was her life. She enjoyed music, especially harmonizing with her children. She and Jack owned and operated the Easton Center Store for a number of years. Muriel was best known for her quick wit, instant comebacks, and her ability to eat a meal "very slowly". She was the matriarch of Sister's Bakery in Fort Fairfield, owned an operated by her daughters. The many fond memories of trips to the camp at Cross Lake, fishing with Muriel and Jack, cooking and baking, especially homemade bread and donuts fill her family's life.
In addition to her parents, Muriel was predeceased by her husband Jack on February 4, 1998; one son, Terry LaPointe; one brother, Hollis Oakes; one sister, Eloise Engler.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Hollis and Bridget LaPointe of Bennington, VT, Tylor and Priscilla LaPointe of Presque Isle; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and David Hayes of Easton, Heidi James, Narda and Mark Guiou, all of Fort Fairfield; one brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Shelia Oakes of Vacaville, CA; one sister, Maxine Leeper of Fort Fairfield; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. A private graveside service will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. LaPointe to the Maine Veterans Home, 163 Van Buren Road, Caribou, Maine 04736. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com