CARIBOU – Romain R. LaPointe, 76, died Feb. 23, 2010, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Caribou, son of the late Henry and Deline (Michaud) LaPointe. He attended the Holy Rosary Grammar School, was a graduate of Caribou High School and received his associate degree from Wentworth Institute, Boston. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Jeannette Perreault, Oct. 24, 1957. Mr. LaPointe was employed by Maine Public Service for more than 41 years, retiring in 1997 as the supervisor for transmission and distribution. Romain was a lifelong active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was also a member of Henry B. Pratt Post No. 15 American Legion, where he served as post commander in 1979 and 1982, and post finance officer in 1978. He was a licensed professional land surveyor, was a charter member and past treasurer of Crown of Maine Chapter of Surveyors, and was a member and past secretary-treasurer of Electrical Associates of Aroostook. Surviving in addition to his wife of more than 52 years, Jeannette of Caribou, are one son, Richard LaPointe and his life partner, Darlene Levesque, of Caribou; five daughters, Ann Hull of Caribou, Frances LaPointe and her life partner, Cathy Heil, of South China, Suzanne Saunders and her husband, Eugene, of Caribou, Lisa Milliard and her husband, Peter, of Woodland and Rosanne Kernan and her husband, Mark, of Caribou; one brother, Edmond “Pit” LaPointe of Grand Falls, New Brunswick; two sisters, Shirley Gibbons of Huntsville, Ala., and Lorraine Barton of Sun City, Ariz.; his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Leslie, Latricia, Lindsey, Christopher, Ashley, Danielle, Janelle, Bryan, Matthew and Hunter; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. LaPointe was predeceased by a son, David; a brother, Stanley; and a grandson, Daniel. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Church with the Very Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie officiating. Interment will be at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. For an online register, please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.