Richard “Dick” Lapointe, 73, Vero Beach

Richard “Dick” Lapointe, 73, died Dec. 11, 2009, at the Vero beach VNA Hospice House.He was born and raised in Skowhegan, Maine, and lived in Vero Beach since 1998.

He spent four years in the Navy. Before retiring, he worked for almost 25 years in automotive sales at Down East Toyota in Brunswick, Maine. He worked part time at various golf courses in Vero Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel; children, Jeffrey of Orrington, Maine, Todd of Baltimore, Kelly of Brewer, Maine, and Tracy Simpson of Bangor, Maine; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Royal Palm Clubhouse at Vista Royale in Vero Beach.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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