John  LaPointe

Obituary of John A. LaPointe

John Andrew LaPointe, age 59, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 22, 2024. John's love, compassion and generosity touched the lives of everyone who knew him. John's endless curiosity and playfulness were contagious and inspiring to those around him.


Born on October 14, 1964, in Putnam where he lived his entire life. After attending Putnam High School, he went to work at various manufacturing companies including Kochek and J. M. Dean. He also volunteered numerous hours at the American Legion in Putnam.


John was always happy to share and invite others in his passions for life whether cycling, skiing, listening to music, attending air shows, taking photos, driving down a country road or simply watching a race.


John is survived by his son Dustin Curtis and his two sons (Elijah and Phoenix) and his brother Stephen (wife Donna). He is also survived by his loving partner in life Edna (Pipkin) LaPointe and her children Tommy, Todd, Tamika and Tralona whom he loved as his own, as well as sixteen grandchildren.


John was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Roberta LaPointe and his brother Michael.


Calling hours will be Friday, June 14, 2024 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Share a memory at

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