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.