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RIP Paul LaPointe Hamilton NJ

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Paul, affectionately known as "Munch" grew up in Trenton, NJ on Genesee St.  He was 56. He lost his mother at a very young age becoming homeless at that time.  

For many years, Paul has lived in the streets of the Hamilton area never asking for help nor handout.  Residents both young and old have offered shelter, food & money which he more often refused.  

Tragically, he was struck and killed in a motor vehicle accident last night on Kuser Road in Hamilton, NJ. 

I often saw him walking along Rte 130 in Robbinsville and wondered what was his story.  I learned more about him through the Hamilton Township Yardsale group where concerned residents often shared their experiences regarding Paul.  

I will be reaching out to the Mary Gaye Abbott of the Rescue Mission in Trenton to seek assistance in utilizing any funds collected for Pauls burial expenses.  Any additional funds will be donated in Pauls name to the Rescue Mission of Trenton who tirelessly advocate for the Homeless and less fortunate in our area.

Recently, I took a collection here for my coworker and dear friend Larry Claitt.  We have an excess $700 from that collection which I will contribute in Larry's name to Paul's fund.  I have this in reserve to purchase a headstone for Larry's resting place at the Greenwood Cemetary, however, I know that Larry would approve of redirecting these funds!  He was a kind and giving soul.  I can hear him loud and clear, in his famous words, "That made my day"!!!!  

In this week of Thanksgiving please consider donating from the heart to help a member of our community to his final resting place <3

RIP Paul (Munch)!!!
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The Service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 2pm at the Fountain Lawn Cemetary in Ewing, NJ
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Please join us for a graveside service, Saturday, March 24 at 2 pm at the Fountain Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, (545 Eggert Crossing Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08638) to honor the life of Paul Lapointe. Affectionately known as “Munch,” Paul passed into the loving arms of God on Monday, November 20th, 2017. Although his spirit left this earth some time ago, it’s been a long journey to bring him to his final resting place. His family has been located and their grief has been eased by the love this community has shown their brother Paul. He was predeceased by his mother Vera Haas of Whiting and godmother Martha Howe of Hamilton. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law George and Gail Lapointe of Sacramento, CA, and his sister Tina McDermott of San Diego, CA. We hope that anyone in the community who have been moved by his story or has cared for Paul will be able to attend the 2:00 pm service. Please feel free to sign his guestbook at http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/trenton/paul-lapointe-condolences/188501719?cid=full Paul was a kind soul and welcomed member of our community for decades and because of this, many have donated their time, services and means to honor his life. A special thanks are extended to Maria Brenna of http://www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com/ in Hamilton, Allyn Armonia-Bonilla of Hightstown, and Garrett Richardson of Hamilton. Following the service, there will be a donation made in Paul’s name to the http://www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org/index.php from the remainder of the GoFundMe contributions. If you missed the original GoFundMe for Paul, we ask you to send all future donations in his name to the Rescue Mission of Trenton. ***Please feel free to share this post, so anyone that knew Paul can be notified. Thank you. ***

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/trenton/obituary.aspx?pid=188501719
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JonSina Cee-Cee Sloan-Baker

Beautiful words that touch my soul!! Gave me shivers and brought me to tears! There are real angels amongst us both here on earth & up above!!
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Thanks again for the generous donations & shares! This has been shared almost 400 times!!!
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