Ellen Tierney O’Toole, 90, died March 19, 2011. Mrs. O’Toole was born in Cambridge, MA and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1942. For 56 years, she was the loving wife of the late Joseph M. O’Toole. Together they raised five children: Martha Magnan William of Norfolk, David, John Ann, James, and Peter Mary all of Cincinnati. Mrs O’Toole is also survived by grandchildren Amy and Lauren O’Toole of Seattle, Anne Magnan of Lander, WY, Peter Magnan of Suffolk, and Joseph, Brian and Mary Ellen O’Toole of Cincinnati. Other survivors include two great-grandchildren, Brenden Holland and Sabine O’Toole. A Norfolk resident since 1999, Mrs. O’Toole was a devoted parishioner of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk and a past volunteer of Lee’s Friends. The O’Toole family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at Harbor’s Edge where Mrs O’Toole resided.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a. m. April 2, 2011 at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel St, Norfolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Basilica of St. Mary’s Food Pantry or Odyssey Hospice, 5544 Greenwich Rd, Ste 202, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
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Condolences to the Family through God’s Word; “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.”- Ps. 34:18.
Dear Martha–Our prayers are with you and all your family during this sad time. Ellen was a classy lady, and we will miss dropping by to see her in Maine. Tom
To the O’Toole Family…
Your mum was such a lovely lady, we are pleased to have known her. How could anyone be nicer or kinder than Ellen?! In all our long lives we have never met such a genuinely dear person. We loved her and will, always. She will forever be in our hearts and prayers.
As we met you all at the Reception, we could see her work in each of you. Ever a blessing! We are honored to call her friend.
We shall miss her.