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Bernadette Lapointe 02/09/2017

SOUTH ATTLEBORO – Bernadette T. Lapointe, 88, of Sandcastle Estates passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

  She was the devoted wife of the late Norman A. Lapointe for 40 years until his death in 1989.

Born November 7, 1928 in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Yvonne (Laliberte) Bessette.

Bernadette grew up in the Darlington neighborhood of Pawtucket and was a graduate of St. Jean the Baptist Academy in Pawtucket in 1946.

She lived in Plainville from 1961 until moving to South Attleboro in 1994.

She worked as a quality control inspector of receivables for Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 35 years before retiring in 2003.

Bernadette was a longtime communicant of St. Theresa’s Church in South Attleboro where she was active in their women’s guild.  She was also a member of the TI retirees club and the Red Hats and was active at Sandcastle, enjoying time spent with her friends and neighbors.

She is survived by five children: Christine and husband Bruce Maxwell of South Attleboro, Norman B. Lapointe of South Attleboro, Robert A. and wife Kathy Lapointe of North Attleboro, Ronald E. and wife Lynn Lapointe of North Attleboro and Richard E. Lapointe of South Attleboro;

Four siblings: Norman Bessette of Seekonk, Theresa Nordquist of Florida, Bernard Bessette of Pawtucket and Ann Marie Gentile of Coventry;

Also 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren.

She was sister of the late Jeanne Dube, Diane Wood, Simone Gentile and Michael Bessette.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 4-8 p.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, February 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Theresa’s Church, 18 Baltic Street (Corner of Route 1), South Attleboro at 10 a.m.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-3604.

To sign an online guestbook for Bernadette, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.



#12 Sue Gentile Hutton 2017-02-26 16:21
To my cousins and your family, let me once again offer my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. After seeing you all, I thought of all the good times we had together whether it be at your house or down at the beach. Your mother took good care of all of us, and never complained. She was always smiling. I felt happy whenever I was with her. I will miss her.
Love you all,
#11 Dave & Judy Rushia 2017-02-22 14:11
Love you Bernie !
#10 Dave & Judy Rushia 2017-02-22 14:10
We are remembering all the good times we had and TI Retirees Club. We will always picture in are minds the happy and smiling face of Bernie .
#9 Chris Gentile Gaj 2017-02-20 15:35
To all of my cousins, please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom, my Aunt Beanie. She was always so kind to all of us when we were kids and so full of fun. We had many wonderful times at her house. I will never forget them. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be forever missed.
#8 Dave & Judy Gentile 2017-02-17 22:15
Our condolences to all of you. Your Mom was a wonderful person and always had a smile on her face and a kind word for all. She is a part of my earliest memories and she was someone who could heal all hurts and sorrows for all of us kids.
#7 Marianne Gattinella 2017-02-16 22:36
To my cousins, sending my sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I have many fond memories of Aunt Bernadette and in particular the many Thanksgiving and other holidays spent together in our childhood. May your wonderful memories of her help during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#6 Linda Ganci 2017-02-16 19:35
Dear Ron and Lynn, very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and Prayers are with you both.
#5 Eric&Linda Nordquist 2017-02-16 17:57
Sorry for the loss of your mom. Sending our condolences to all the family
#4 Leda Slater 2017-02-15 22:43
As a neighbor at Sandcastle, I got to know her well as we played bocce together. She was always sweet and friendly to everyone here. She will be sadly missed at bocce games.My deepest sympathies go out to her family at this difficult time. May you RIP now Bernie!
#3 Paul Dube 2017-02-15 22:11
To the Lapointe's and family: I am happy to have witnessed all the love she had to give. She was truly amazing. But now I shed a tear for each and every time her love touched me. My heart is heavy writing this. I am very sorry for your loss.
#2 Richard &Judi Plante 2017-02-14 11:32
Corky and family, sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences.

Dick & Judi Plante
#1 Lewis & Joyce Marden 2017-02-13 20:05
Joyce & I want to say we are praying for you and your family at this difficult time. Please keep the special times that you shared with your mom.

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