Obituary of Jeanne M. Toole – The Providence Journal
Jeanne M. (Fiore) Toole, 90, sweetly passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 22, just seven weeks after the passing of her husband of 63 years, Philip B. Toole, 91. She leaves behind two grateful daughters, Martha Mary Murray (Michael) of Warwick and Maura Legare (Robert) of East Greenwich, her devoted sisters Maureen Loiselle and Dorothy Mercure, both of North Providence, and five adoring grandchildren: Michael Murray Jr. (Gillian), Philip Murray, Robert Legare Jr (Sarah), Daniel Legare and Mae Legare. Jeanne also reveled in her role as great-grandmother to Brynn, Morgan and Emerson Murray.
Born in Providence, RI in 1931 to Paul J. and Irene V. (Mulholland) Fiore, Jeanne was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy of the Visitation. She then worked as a dental assistant to Dr. Charles Cannon before assuming her most treasured role as an ever-present guardian and source of comfort to her wealthy family and friends. A daily communicant, Jeanne’s devotion to the Blessed Mother and her Catholic faith was enduring and served as an example to all who knew her.
She and Phil were married in 1958 and devoted themselves to their faith, family and community throughout more than 63 years of marriage until his recent passing. Raising her family with boundless devotion, affection, compassion, energy and grace, Jeanne’s love and joie de vivre shone in her dazzling blue eyes. Her beauty and impeccable style reflected her inner spirit and kindness to all, befriending everyone she met with her captivating charm.
Jeanne embodied God’s call to love and serve others, volunteering in the classrooms of St. Margaret’s School and the Hospital for Women and Infants, both with the Women’s Auxiliary and vulnerable infant program. For decades she lovingly held, rocked, soothed and sang to hundreds of babies in need of extra love, treating them as if they were her own. An accomplished artist and calligrapher, she enjoyed sharing her talents with thoughtful cards, gifts, and prayers, never forgetting a birthday or “church anniversary” of her dear lifelong friends, family, and well-deserved godchildren. loved ones, whom she cherished very much. Her love knew no bounds, from a vulnerable newborn in the nursery to her family and lifelong friends, she showered everyone with unwavering attention, warm affection and fervent prayers. Her grandchildren were the lights of her life and the happy recipients of her words of wisdom, her sense of fun, her faithful prayers and her thoughtful memories of special occasions, big and small. We will miss her beyond words, but we are reassured that her time on earth without dad was brief and that they are now together in paradise.
She was predeceased by her sisters Agnes Jonas, Rosemarie McCurdy and Claire Macomb and her brother Paul V. Fiore. She is survived by several nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to a Christian burial mass on Friday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence. Call times are respectfully omitted and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to honor Jeanne’s memory, donations would be appreciated either to St. Margaret’s School, 42 Bishop Avenue Rumford, RI 02916 or St. Anthony’s House, 10 Rhodes Place, N. Smithfield, RI 02896. www.OneillFuneralHomes.com
Posted on August 24, 2022
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