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Daniel J. LaPointe

June 26, 1954 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 67)


Daniel “Dan” LaPointe, of Dedham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on April 23, 2022. He was 67 years old. Dan was born on June 26, 1954 to the late Joseph and Alice (Maguire) LaPointe and grew up in West Roxbury.

To those who knew him, Dan would be described as larger than life, the funniest man in the room, kind, thoughtful and immensely loving. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Donley) LaPointe for 44 beautiful and fulfilling years. Their love profound and eternal.  He was a devoted and one-of-a-kind father to Kelly Saverse and her husband Jedi of North Attleboro, Sarah McMahon and her husband Sean of Dedham, and Danielle LaPointe and her fiancé Jon Quade of Kennebunk, ME. Dan was the dear brother of Joseph LaPointe and Janice LaPointe, both of West Roxbury. He was adoringly known as “Pampa” to Hunter and Loden Saverse, and “Papa” to Amelia McMahon, his cherished grandchildren. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, Godchildren, cousins and wonderful friends.

He had a great passion for the sea and spent many years as a merchant marine for Getty Oil. This love brought him to one of his most favorite places, the Cape. Here he would spend hours sitting at the beach with his family and friends, building sandcastles and ensuring everyone’s good time. He loved fishing and being at the water’s edge, or finding sanctuary and inspiration on the open ocean.

Dan enjoyed and excelled at working with his hands and could be found tuning up his Penn Yan, 76' Chevy K10, or tending to small projects around the family home, or to that of a friend in need. He was selfless in his generosity of time. He also loved riding his motorcycle and spent a week every June at the Rendezvous in New York. Dan was retired from his long-time position as Senior Project Manager for D. Clancy and Son’s Demolition Company. He was an active and dedicated member of the Dedham Conservation Committee for 19 years. He was a member of the Madison Street Committee, a group of friends and neighbors that band together to prevent commercial development, that turned into a lifetime of loyal friendship and endless happy hours. Dan had a positive impact on every person he encountered. He had an effortless way of making people feel happy and special. He will be dearly, dearly missed.

Dan’s funeral will be from the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home, 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St.) WEST ROXBURY, Thursday at 9 a.m. His Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington Street, West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to Oceana, a company dedicated to protecting and restoring our planet’s oceans.

Friends and family are also welcome to a celebration of Dan's life, which will be held at Granite Links, 100 Quarry Hill Drive, Quincy, MA 02169, following the Funeral Mass.


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April 27, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
8 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Mass
April 28, 2022

10:00 AM
St. John Chrysostom Church (Washington St. West Roxbury)


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