Obituary for Normand R. Lapointe Jr.
Normand R. Lapointe, Jr., age 54, passed away, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home with his family by his side after a long illness. Normand was born in Augusta, ME to Normand Sr. and Theresa (Gregoire) Lapointe.
Normand married his wife, Lisa Lapointe, in April of 1988. Together they shared 29 years of marriage and raised two sons, Roger and Andrew. Normand started working at the family business, Lapointe Lumber, at a young age. He eventually became a co-owner and managed the Gardiner store until he retired due to his illness.
Normand loved spending his spare time at his camp in Upper Enchanted Township. He could be found there most weekends (except during the winter months). He was the trail master of Coburn Mountain ATV Club and served several terms on the Board of Directors for the road association for his camp road. He was an avid hunter (bear and deer hunting being his favorite). When his sons were younger, he also helped coached their baseball teams. Normand also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and enjoying his trips to Sturgis, Daytona Beach and the Gaspe Peninsula in Canada. He also enjoyed his snowmobile trips to Canada.
He was always more than willing to lend a helping to hand to anyone he knew, regardless of the time or place, as helping others was always most important to him. He loved using his Kubota tractor to help people in the neighborhood and on his camp road. He touched many lives; whether it was family, friends, or people associated with Lapointe Lumber. Normand was also known for his positive attitude and never complaining no matter how sick he was. Most who knew him never really knew how sick he was. He was famous for saying “It is what it is. Whining or complaining about it will not change anything”. His great attitude is what kept him here with us for as long as he was.
Normand was predeceased by his father, Normand Sr., his mother-in-law, Donna Nutting and brother-in-law, Ernie Warren.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa; sons Roger Lapointe of Augusta and Andrew Lapointe and his wife Alexandria of Vassalboro; his mother, Theresa Lapointe of Augusta; sisters: Joyce Lapointe and partner Wes Kimball of Augusta, Peggy Lord and husband Tim of Augusta, Linda Lapointe of Augusta and Elsie St. Onge and husband Robert of Augusta; brother-in-law, Scott Nutting and wife Julie of Oakland; sisters-in law: Brenda Short and partner Gary Towle of Rye, NH and Lynn Rodrigue and husband Scott of Beavercreek, OH; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
The family would like to give a special Thank you to Arlene O’Rourke and Dr. Matthew Dugan of New England Cancer Specialist, Dr. Benjamin Potter of Portland Gastroenterology, and the nurses of MaineGeneral Home Health Nursing and Hospice.
Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, December 27th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St, Augusta. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 28th at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 41 Western Ave., Augusta. Burial will be in the spring in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Winthrop St., Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to either: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-9976, or ACPMP Research Foundation, 6415 Granger Road, Independence, OH 44131.