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Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY

OBITUARY

Cynthia Ann LaPointe

November 10, 1938November 9, 2019
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Mrs. Cynthia Ann LaPointe, age 80, of Potsdam, NY passed away suddenly with her family by her side, Saturday, November 9, 2019. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will follow the service at the Visitation Cemetery in Norfolk, NY with Rev. Garry Giroux. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Tuesday, November 12th from 3:30 – 7:00 pm. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.

Cynthia is survived by a daughter Renee J. (Daniel) Dominie of Canton; sons Ronald J. (Laura) LaPointe, Jr. of Saranac Lake and Ryan J. LaPointe and his companion Tammy Burgenstock of Madrid; grandchildren David H. (Kate) LaPointe of Brewerton, Devon and Colin LaPointe of Saranac Lake and Taylor Pickett of Watertown; great grandchildren Rudy, Jack, Nolan and Declan; brothers Wayne of Potsdam and Richard (Beth) Belmore of Island Pond, Vt.; sisters Judy (Sam) Samson of Cornwall, Ont. and Debbie (Frank) Murphy of Ellenberg Center; sister-in-law Marlene (Bud) Ashley of Potsdam; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Cynthia was predeceased by her husband Ronald J. LaPointe Sr.; a brother Peter Belmore and a sister Nancy Forte.

Cynthia was born on November 10, 1938 in Lake Placid, NY to the late Richard E. Belmore and Gladys I. Eddy. She was a 1957 graduate of Potsdam Central High School. On April 12, 1958 Cynthia was married to the love of her life Ronald J. LaPointe, Sr. at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam. Cynthia first worked for the New York Telephone Co. as an operator. In 1977 Cynthia received her Bachelor’s degree in teaching from Potsdam State Teacher’s College later earning her Master’s Degree. Cynthia was a first grade teacher at Colton Pierrepont Central School retiring with over 25 years. She loved her students and often would see them as adults out in the community.

Cynthia was a loving wife, mother and friend to many. Cynthia was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam a lifetime member of the Eddy Family Association, a member of the Red Hats Society and AARP. Cynthia treasured her family and friends, loved wild flowers, playing cards, knitting dish cloths and canning a family favorite, tomato flip. She loved her dog Pepe who was a great source of comfort to her.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Peter and Laura Whalen and family

November 17, 2019

We’re so sorry to hear this news past the time to pay respects...we will certainly miss seeing her and catching up! We watched her as a teacher who incorporated all the extras at CPCS, and certainly miss Peter at CCT as well. May they (and all) enjoy being together again...prayers for the family and this huge loss! 💕

Paolo Pepe

November 15, 2019

For a long time I thought Cynthia lived in Watertown. That’s because every time I’d go up to Watertown to visit my Grandparents, Cynthia would pop in the next morning with warm hugs and fresh donuts. Those donuts always felt extra special, because I know she had stopped making them, but she always made an exception for my visits.

When I eloped, the first card that arrived was from Cynthia. I was so confused, I hadn’t even told her. But that was Cynthia, so full of love and ready to celebrate.

Her kindness, warm smile, and of course the donuts, are how I’ll always remember her.

Carole Whyte

November 13, 2019

Renee, RJ, and Ryan so sorry to hear about your mother. Thinking about you during this tough time.

Lorraine Ford

November 13, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. Renee, Ron, and David, I am so sorry for this great loss. Cindy was a kind, caring, and friendly person. She had a real zest for life. She will be greatly missed by family and her many friends.

Robert Narrow

November 13, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers got out to the entire family. Love Bob and Deloras Narrow.

Nancy Shea

November 13, 2019

Sorry I could not attend the services for Cindy. I worked with Cindy at CP school & took aquatic exercise at Merritt Pool with her. She was a very sweet lady. Thinking of you, Renee, Ron & Ryan.
Love , Nancy

Martin Bregg

November 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Cynthia for many years. She was a compassionate teacher, steadfast in helping all students to reach their potential. I was blessed with her humor and friendship.

Nha Chapin

November 12, 2019

I’m heartbroken to learn of Cynthia’s passing, I so enjoyed going to Potsdam to visit her whenever I came home. We all loved Cynthia and will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love - Nha, Bob & Kasie

Marylee Ballou

November 12, 2019

A beautiful lady. Growing up across the street was a treat. We didn't have pets of our own but got to share her family's dogs...Peanut for one.
She was my first grade teacher at CPCS, the only one in my family to be so fortunate...I felt special because of that fact.

The Ballou kids send the LaPointe siblings are deepest condolences and will cherish our memories of your mom forever.

Chelsea Pepe

November 12, 2019

Cyn will be missed very much! I will treasure the memories of her sweet laugh and even sweeter donuts. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Xoxo

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