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Calais – Edward Joseph LaPointe Jr., 60, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2017 while in Houlton. Ed was born June 25, 1957 to Edward Sr. and Toad (Corbett) LaPointe in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
He was a master electrician and spent over 33 years working as a technician with the telephone company. That was his job, but music was his life. From an early age Ed had a keen ear for music, he picked up a set of drumsticks early on and never put them down. Drumming flowed naturally for Ed, anything could be used as a stick and everything was a drum. He played in many bands over the years, as a teenager he was playing the drums in bars before he could legally enter one. Most recently he played with One Night Stand, a band that will never be the same. Drumming was his passion, he loved playing and collecting anything related to drums, but he held his family closest to his heart.
On June 26, 2004 Ed married his best friend, partner and bandmate Debra A. Richard, and together they shared the best years of their lives. Ed also loved every minute he spent with his children and grandchildren, he will be missed and always remembered as Papa.
In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his father-in-law, Francois Richard Sr and his brother Eloie Richard.
Ed is survived by his wife, Debra LaPointe; his children and grandchildren, Erin Adams and her husband Andy and their children, Connor, Ryan, Alex and Katelyn, all of Hamden and Chris LaPointe and his son Matthew of New York; two sisters Elisa LaPointe of Calais and Connie Farquharson and her husband Kevin of Calais; mother-in-law, Sadie T. Richard; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dot Gullison and her husband Ron, Sadie Richard, Art Richard and his wife Gail, Frank Richard Jr and his wife Barb, Shirley Blanchard and her husband Clifford, Yvonne Lloyd and her husband Rick and Lori Richard; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Calais School’s Music Boosters Club, 34 Blue Devil Hill, Calais, ME 04619. Visitation will be held, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., just prior to a memorial service that will begin 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 30th at Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St., Calais, with Pastor Brenda Shambaugh officiating. Burial will follow at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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