Donald “Red” LaPointe

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Claremont, N.H. — Donald “Red” LaPointe, 87, of Claremont, N.H. passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 11, 2018 at Valley Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Claremont born on April 13, 1930 the only child of Oscar and Alice (Mailhot) LaPointe.

He was a graduate of St. Mary High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954.

Red had worked at Joy Foundry for 22 years and Sullivan Machine for 14 years. 

He is survived by a son, Colan LaCroix and his wife, Cindy of Claremont; daughters, Rhonda Sharkey of Claremont, Donna Tewksbury and her husband, Alan of Cornish, Karen Pore and her husband, Jerry of Plainfield, IL. and Pamela Fairbanks of Claremont; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Alfred “Tommy” Dupont of N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa (Dupont) LaPointe whom passed away on May 7, 2016; their son, Richard “Duke” LaPointe; and a son-in-law, Bruce Sharkey.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Mary Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes, Inc., 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.