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.