OBITUARY

Gertrude LaPointe (Robinson)

January 2, 1928October 6, 2021

Gertrude (Trudy) LaPointe was born on January 2nd, 1928 in Skowhegan, Maine and peacefully passed away October 6th, 2021 after a long and fruitful life. Her family moved to Massachusetts when she was just a toddler. Being raised in a French Roman Catholic family and taught by nuns she graduated high school in an era when there were only 10 other girls in her graduating class. All through most of her school years she learned to play the violin. A violin she ultimately owned and played the rest of her life. She was such a gifted violinist and her children were blessed to be her appreciative audience.

She married her husband, Paul Joseph LaPointe, at the tender age of 19. They were married for 57 years before Paul preceded her in passing in 2006. Both of them were raised in French/English bilingual families and retained that diversity through their lives, occasionally to the chagrin of their children!

Together they raised 5 children: Jeanne LaPointe lives in Durham, NC with her husband, John Benedetto, Paul LaPointe lives in Mt. Dora, FL with his wife, Nancy, Donna Burrell lives in Reno, NV with her husband Jim, Karen Sklanka lives in Roswell, GA with her husband John and Douglas LaPointe lives in Gainesville, GA with his wife Tracy. She also had 6 grandchildren 6 great grandchildren. Although she was not the youngest, she had 4 siblings, all of whom preceded her in passing.

Trudy devoted her life to raising her family. They raised their children in Miami, FL when Paul was hired as a flight engineer for National Airlines and transferred there. She was a longtime founding member of the Starlighters, a group started by and comprised of the wives of National Airlines flight engineers. Every year they chose a charity to raise donations for through various craft and baking type sales. Growing up in the era she did, a great value was placed on women developing their homemaking skills, including sewing, which she passed on to all of her daughters. It wasn’t until she was in her 70’s that she decided to try her hand at quilting and created quite a few beautiful hand quilted quilts.

In retirement, she and Paul built a new home and life in Lady Lake, FL and enjoyed traveling far and wide throughout this country and Canada in their RV. Trudy often mentioned how much she loved those traveling years. For awhile they even joined a square dancing group and loved every minute of it.

Trudy loved living life and made it known she knew she’d had a very good life.

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Sheri Daye

October 12, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Although we have not seen Trudy in awhile, the memories of our time together are very sweet. She was a kind and gentle person with a quick smile, and we especially enjoyed her delicious comfort food during the holidays. Underneath that sweet exterior must have been a strong and tough woman to raise such a wonderful family. May she rest in peace, and may the good memories give you comfort at this difficult time.
Love,
Sheri

Jim Poulin

October 12, 2021

It is with a heavy heart to hear of your mom’s passing. You certainly don’t need me to tell you how truly a special lady she was. Her visits were always an anticipated, joyful experience. Undoubtedly, she brought that joy with her wherever she went. My memories of her are endearingly simple – her smile of course, her gentle voice, her calm demeanor, her genuine laugh that accompanied her sporting sense of humor, have all left an indelible mark on my heart. We have all been blessed to have known such an exceptional, loving person as she. Aunt Trudy will be deeply missed. God’s blessings to you and all your family. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.


Jim

Karen Sklanka

October 11, 2021

Mom ~ You so enjoyed and treasured the time spent with your family and friends. Your “Ladies group” and all your Brookdale family will truly miss your sweet smile and fun energy. It has been wonderful watching the deep affection and special bond you have developed with your great-grandkids, Keegan and Ruby. They will have wonderful memories of you.
There are so many memories, so many special moments that will always be close to my heart. You taught me life lessons, compassion and gave me strength when I needed it the most. You always told me “I don’t know what I would do without you “; I say the same. Miss you, Love you always

Joanne Renaud

October 11, 2021

I have many fond memories of Aunt Trudy and Uncle Paul , so many were of Christmas parties my Mom, Cecile , so loved to have after they also retired in Florida , many days spent reminiscing with them hearing such great stories about family. I was sadden to hear the news of Trudy’s passing , you are all in my prayers. God Bless and may you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have of her .

Donna Burrell

October 9, 2021

My mother taught me unconditional love. As time and situations changed, that love was always the constant baseline that never waivered.
Only as an adult did I recognize how much energy and drive she possessed.
She set such an example that whenever I wonder if I can get something done, or lacking the drive to, my mothers tenacity floats through my mind and puts me in motion.
About that sewing! All through my 6 dance class years my mother sewed so many of my recital costumes. Ready made pieces were available but relatively pricey, especially if worn only once. She would see an example of one then go about sewing these labor intensive pieces with no pattern to follow other than her own measurements. And , of course, I was not the only one she was sewing for. All the while raising 5 children! I did plenty of sewing in my younger years, but never to the level of perfection my mother did.
My mother was beautiful and she had beautiful handwriting.

Roswell Funeral Home & Green Lawn Cemetery

October 8, 2021

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Robinson Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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A wonderful day at Brookdale

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My new furry friend, Freddie!

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Trudy & Paul

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