Rachel P. Lapointe
Rachel P. Lapointe, 87, wife of the late Richard Lapointe, passed away peacefully Nov. 4, 2021 surrounded by her loving family in Bangor after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1933 in Lewiston, the daughter of Auguste J. and Melinda (Martineau) Picard.
Rachel and Dick raised their family in Brewer where she was a devoted Mom, tireless homemaker and dedicated volunteer. She was a devout Catholic and longtime communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Brewer. Volunteering was always important to her and she spent many hours serving at the Attic and the Soup Kitchen. Rachel treasured the time she was able to spend with her sister, Sue and especially during annual visits where a number of competitive games of Scrabble were played. Upon retirement, Rachel and Dick enjoyed their years wintering in Vero Beach, Florida. Rachel was an avid golfer and treasured by all her friends there.
Rachel is survived by many who will miss her dearly, including her four children and six grandchildren; Jeffrey Lapointe and his wife, Michele of Orrington and their children Chris and Josh, Todd Lapointe and his wife, Megan of Baltimore, MD, Kelly Lapointe and his wife, Shannon of Brewer and their children Keegan and Landon, and Tracy Simpson and her husband, Joseph of The Villages, FL and their children Rebekah and Ashlee; two great grandchildren, Madison Miller and Hadlee Lapointe; one brother, Normand Picard of Nashua, NH; one sister, Sr. Suzanne Picard, Order of Presentation of Mary, Hudson, NH; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband in 2009 and by her brother, Joseph Picard.
Her life will be celebrated by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Brewer, North Main St., Brewer. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor and a time of reception will be immediately afterward. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Catholic Appeal, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, 510 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 or at portlanddiocese.org. Arrangements trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Messages and memories may be shared with her family on the tribute wall of kileyandfoley.com.