Ralph F. LaPointe


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PRESQUE ISLE - Ralph Freeman LaPointe, 73, took his final walk to work on Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle. He was born in Mars Hill on September 30, 1945, the son of Lawrence and Laura (Nadeau) LaPointe.
A loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, Ralph is survived by his wife Martha (Hanson) LaPointe of Presque Isle; a brother Darrell LaPointe of North Hampton, CT; sisters, Lor-raine Cyr of Burlington, CT, Betty Melvin of Orrington, ME, and Mae Schwartz of Bradenton, FL; a daughter Mary Richardson and her husband Baron of Chester, NH; a son CJ and his wife Shane of Exeter, NH; grandchildren, Claire, Alexis, LeeLou, Russell; and extended family grandchildren, Chan, Aza and Shaianne Theriault.
Ralph was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lynwood, twin Robert, Russell, and Gilbert; and sister, Rita Cyr.
Happiest when he could serve, Ralph's work at the Presque Isle Community Center and at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home gave him purpose in the community he loved. Jack of All Trades, he could fix anything. Small engine repair was Ralph's hobby and he fixed multitudes of lawn mowers and snowblowers for his community of friends. He was a fixture at the Northeastland Hotel horseshoe or at Tim Horton's enjoying coffee in the company of friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, followed by a reception at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church Street, Presque Isle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Aroostook House of Comfort, P.O. Box 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to the charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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Scott and Diane Smith
Aug 14, 2019
Marth, Mary, and CJ, we are so very sorry for your loss. I will miss Ralph and his never-ending interest in farm machinery and his beloved John Deere brand. I first met Ralph when you and he were dating back in high school and you brought him to our camp at Portage Lake one weekend and he was an instant friend to me. What a great life long gift of friendship that he left all of us with. He will be fondly remembered and has left us all with so many memories of his life and work here in Presque Isle,
Rolanda LeCrone
Aug 14, 2019
Dearest Martha and Family,
I'd like to extend my deepest sympathy on the lost of Ralph who was a a significant part of each of your lives. Martha, I especially extend my love to you as I do know what you are going through. May you and your family find the strength through love to get through this difficult time. Much love, Rolanda
Robin Norsworthy
Aug 13, 2019
My memories are seeing Ralph on the tractor mowing for the community center or walking into Tim Hortons in the morning with that wonderful smile. He was always friendly and always had a smile. I will never forget him and neither will our community. Your family is in our prayers. Love you Martha!!
Beth Bolster O'Connell
Aug 13, 2019
Ralph, your smile is one of the greatest memories I have. You always would take time to speak to "old Easton" friends when we saw you.
God Bless and Rest In Peace.
George Ayoob
Aug 11, 2019
Martha, Mary and CJ, please except my condolences on Ralph‘s passing. I met him in the early 80s, and every single time I saw him (usually solving world problems at the Northeastland café or at Tim Horton’s) through the years, he had a smile and a wave or a handshake for me. I am so thankful to have been touched by his kindness and warmth over the years. I offer my warmest wishes that all your memories of Ralph are filled with love.
Alden and pat Rathbun
Aug 11, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Martha, Mary and Barron, CJ and Shane, Clare, Leeloo, and Russell. Thinking of you in your time of sadness and loss.
Enola & Vern Boyce - East Hampton, Ct.
Aug 08, 2019
To Martha and all the family;
So sorry to hear on the passing of Ralph. How heartbreaking this has to be for all of you. What a treat it was to run into Ralph while out on our afternoon walks or enjoying a morning coffee with "the boys". Always with a smile on his face and a story to share, he was a real joy to be around! Please know we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve your loss. As active as he was in the community, he'll most certainly be missed by all who knew him. Sincere condolences....and may God bless......
Jody Belanger
Aug 08, 2019
Prayers to his family. So many memories of Ralph at The PI Rec Center, especially when I was a young boy.
Roberta Fitzgerald-Hathaway
Aug 08, 2019
Shocked to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a very kind, thoughtful person. Liked by all who were lucky enough to know him, both young and old. He will be missed very much! I know he is in heaven watching over all those he knew and loved on earth. My prayers are with you all.
Remillie Norsworthy
Aug 08, 2019
I best knew Ralph through our mutual membership in the PI Fish & Game Club and always enjoyed a wave when he was riding equipment for the city or a chat when he was on his own two feet. My sincere condolences to his family. He was a wonderful man, and I will miss seeing him in the many places he kept busy.
Dave and Elaine Donovan
Aug 08, 2019
Hard hit on this one, they just don't come any better then Ralph. It was my pleasure to meet and work with Ralph in the early 70's. Though we haven't done much together through the years, anytime we ran into each other, it was as if no time had passed ! ~ he was that kind of guy. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Martha and family. Rest in Peace, friend, I shall hold you in my thoughts and heart.
Carol and Willie Soucy
Aug 07, 2019
We are so sorry to here of Ralphs passing. He was such a nice and helpful man. Always willing to serve anyone. Keep so many fond memories close to your heart. So sorry for your loss Martha and family.
Jeff Stephenson
Aug 07, 2019
Known Ralph for a long time what a wonderful soft spoken gentleman. I worked at the PRESQUE ISLE Recreation Center for a few years back in the day and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for you! My condolences to the family!
Carla Catlett and Terina Catlett
Aug 07, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Martha and family.
Tom, Nancy, and Hillary Griffin
Aug 07, 2019
We are saddened by this news. Ralph certainly touched a good many lives. He was such a hard working, dedicated server. He has been missed already. Hold tight to the memories. Prayers of comfort for his family.
Nancy Haley
Aug 07, 2019
Martha and family so sorry for your loss, I used to work at the northeast land hotel and would see Ralph every morning as he came for coffee with the other guys there and will miss seeing him walking to and from work, such a great guy he will be missed , may God give you all comfort for your loss. Linwood and Nancy Haley
Christie Alley
Aug 07, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ralph's family. He will be missed.
Monte and rosalie grondin
Aug 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are going out to all of you.
Celia & Andy Giles
Aug 07, 2019
We remember the kindness that Ralph always emanated, his open smile and goodness. We are glad that we knew Ralph. Blessings and peace❤️
Jim and Betty Dumond
Aug 07, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. It was always a joy the meet Ralph, he’ll be missed.
Tom & Dianne Folsom
Aug 07, 2019
Martha and family, We are so sorry to hear that Ralph passed away. He was a wonderful man. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.
Kathleen Cassidy
Aug 07, 2019

Don and I were so saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a fixture in the community caring for all our recreational spaces...always with a smile and a warm greeting. A kind soul. Love to you and your family.
Gail Gibson
Aug 07, 2019
My sincerest sympathy. Ralph was an amazing person. He has left a huge hole in this world. It will be difficult to fill.
Charles & Margaret Violette
Aug 07, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss! Saw him often on the bike path and he always had a smile! Cherish your memories! 🙏
Ron&Diane; Sites
Aug 07, 2019
Martha we are shocked to hear of Ralph’s passing. Cherish the memories. Peace and blessings to your entire family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻