AUBURN — Fernand G. Lapointe, 85, of Lewiston, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Auburn, at home, March 24, 1927, a son of the late George and Malvina (Daniel) Lapointe. He grew up in the Auburn area and attended Auburn schools. From 1944 to 1946, Fern served his nation during World War II as a veteran of the U.S. Navy. On July 5, 1952, he married his wife, Carmen (Lachance) Lapointe at St. Mary’s Church in Lewiston.
Fern was a co-founder of Lapointe’s Esso, which later became L & A Tire Co. He later founded Lapointe’s Lawn and Garden Center in Lewiston. Fern was a proud member of the American Legion and Holy Family Church as well as Canado-Americain. He also was a past member of the Holy Family Seniors Golf League, the Knights of Columbus and L’Association St. Joseph. Fern enjoyed golfing, tennis, hunting, fishing and gatherings with family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carmen “Cal” of Lewiston; six children, Susan Masse and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston, Nancy Castonguay and her husband, Denis, of Lewiston, Joline Pelletier and her husband, Gary, of Wales, Denise Dugas and her husband, Dan, of Jackman, Jane (Lapointe) Audet and her companion, Joey Card, of Monmouth and Paul F. Lapointe and his wife, Donna, of Wales; a brother, Harry and his wife, Lauretta, of Lewiston; as well as his 13 grandchildren, Alison (Masse) Casey, Derek, Kevin and Renee Castonguay, Jonathan Pelletier, Danny and Duane Dubois, Joshua, Ryan and Lacey Audet and Eric, Kelsey and Adam Lapointe; three great-grandchildren, Katryn and Kayla Dubois and Kaley Audet; and many nieces and nephews.
Fern was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Proctor and Lucille Lapointe; and a brother, Armand Lapointe.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the entire staff of the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House for their support, understanding and devotion during this difficult time.
Family and friends are invited to share memories of Fern through his online guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.