Roberta LaPointe

Obituary of Roberta B. LaPointe

Putnam - Roberta (Barlow) LaPointe, born in Westerly, RI June 8, 1935 passed away on December 29th. She was the daughter of Amie (Maxson) and Robert Barlow. A 1954 graduate of Putnam High School, Roberta worked as a secretary for the law office of Barber & Wheaton, Putnam. She was the secretary to Connecticut Supreme Court Associate Justice William Perry Barber from 1957 until his retirement in 1977. She also was the bookkeeper in Gerry's Western Auto Store, Putnam as well as office manager at Hull Forest Products in Pomfret. Most recently employed at ADS in Thompson, CT. Roberta also was a former Justice of the Peace in Putnam. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, bicycling and her family. Roberta leaves her former husband and beloved friend Gerald LaPointe; a son Stephen LaPointe and his wife Donna of Pomfret Center; a son John LaPointe of Putnam; grandson Dustin Curtis of Pomfret and 2 great grandsons. She is also survived by her brother James Barlow of Brandon, FL; sisters Ruth Barlow and Madelyn Piette of Freeport, FL; Veronica Maxson of Diamond Springs, CO, Nancy Robert of Tamarac, FL, Helene Kerns of Pawpaw, WV and Beatrice Nugent of Richmond, VA and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Michael LaPointe in 1994 and sister Judith Beckwith in 2016. A Memorial Mass will be January 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam.

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