David E. LaPonsee

David E. LaPonsee, 75, of Wilton, NH, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after lengthy battles with illness. David was born May 25, 1940, in Keene, NH, the son of An­thony and Ruby (Ender­son) LaPonsee.

David dedicated his life to education and the pur­suit of knowledge. After graduating from Wilton High School in 1958, he went on to receive a Bach­elor’s Degree from Dart­mouth College and Mas­ter’s Degrees from both Wesleyan University and Harvard University.

David’s next 44 years were spent as an educa­tor. His career began with a year of working at CT Valley Hospital with emotionally handicapped children followed by 43 years teaching history and psychology as well as be­ing the guidance counsel­or at Staples High School in Westport, CT.

David was an avid read­er with an unmatched pas­sion for books. Along with reading multiple books every week, he received great joy from volunteer­ing his time to libraries in Florida, and until physi­cally unable, the Wilton Public Library.

"Uncle David" as he had come to be known by fam­ily and friends, received such pleasure observing and participating in all the "commotion" that ac­companies family func­tions and gatherings with friends. He also made it known as only Uncle Da­vid could, unapologeti­cally, that a major part of his enjoyment attending these functions was the fact he would be retreat­ing to the peace and quiet of his home when he had enough.

David is survived lov­ingly by godchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents; 3 brothers, Ray­mond, John Barrett, and Bernard LaPonsee; and by his sister, Regina Bou­tin.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Wilton Public Library or Wilton Ambulance.

All are welcome to a graveside service on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 11:00 am at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wilton, NH.

The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH. To view an online obituary or leave a condolence, please visit our website at www.michaudfuneralhome.com.