Joan C. LaPoint

October 14, 1937December 24, 2017

Mrs. Joan C. LaPoint, age 80 of Potsdam, NY passed away on December 24th at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, December 29th at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam on Thursday from 4-7pm. Condolences online can be shared

Joan was born on October 14, 1937, daughter of Maurice and Olive Brunet. She was a graduate of Potsdam Central High School. On June 23, 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, Ronald LaPoint.

Joan retired from Potsdam State. She continued to work as a school crossing guard and at our local Walmart where she saw old friends and made new ones daily. She was always willing to lend an ear to anyone and had a smile that lit up her face. Joan loved sports and never missed her grandchildren’s sporting or academic events. She was very proud of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

Joan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ron LaPoint; her daughter Roxanne and Ron Kilgore; grandchildren Ron and Denianne Kilgore; Courtney Kilgore; Garrett Kilgore; 2 great grandchildren; sisters Betty Smalley of Tupper Lake and Pat Perkins. She is predecessed by her parents and brothers Richard Brunet and Wayne Brunet.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 29, 2017

Joan C. LaPoint

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January 1, 2018

My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family . Lucy McCabe

December 31, 2017

My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family . Lucy McCabe

December 28, 2017

My condolences to Joan's family. I will always remember playing her team
in the girls youth league way back when.

Norm Jones

Jeff and Mary Bonno

December 28, 2017

So very heartbroken to hear about Joan's passing. We have known Joan many years and have had many laughs with her over those years. Joan was a good hearted woman who will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

December 28, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joan's family. We were pleased to see her and her two sisters at the Thesier family reunion in Carthage this summer. Even got to take some pictures of the three of them. Carl & Rita Thesier, Carthage, NY

Jeff Prosper

December 28, 2017

Nobody more interested in what was happening in your life and caring about you than Joan.. one fantastic woman right condolences to the family Roxanne and Ron you are in my thoughts..
Jeff Prosper

December 27, 2017

Ronnie and Roxanne and family,

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Joan. She was a fantastic lady. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. 61 years is a long time. Love,, Bob, Deloras and Chad Narrow.

December 26, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11

Liz L.

December 26, 2017

My dear friend, Joanie, how much I will miss you. We shared so many laughs and stories at Walmart and surely did lean on each other when needed. I will always hold your friendship in my heart with great love. You were truly brave through your many life challenges and for having known you, I am blessed. Thank you for sharing and caring. Now it's the Lord's turn in His kingdom. God bless you, dear Joanie. Until we meet for a laugh again, I will miss you. Love and prayers, Liz (Joanie, Joanie bo bonie banana fana fo foanie...)