Mary Elinore Toole

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May 4, 2012

Mary Elinore Toole, 78, of Pittston, died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness. Born July 18, 1933, in Hughestown, daughter of the late Thomas and Angela Earley Toole, she was a 1951 graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston, and a 1954 graduate of Pittston Hospital School of Nursing. During her long career as a registered nurse, she was employed at Pittston Hospital; Mercy Hospital, Scranton; Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J.; and local home health agencies. She had also worked as an industrial nurse for Owens-Illinois and Consolidated Cigar. From 1978 to 1981, she was manager of the Wilkes-Barre Plasma Center. Later in her career, she worked as a realtor for several local brokers, including Atlas Realty, Jenkins Township. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its choir, and the Jacquelines auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus, Pittston, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. A loving and devoted mother, she enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Casino and was very proud of her Irish heritage. Surviving are her daughter, Eileen P. Brown, Westfield, N.J.; several cousins; and her beloved cat, Comet. The funeral will be Monday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 North Main Street, Pittston, and Monday from 8:30 a.m. until time of the Mass in the church. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Published in Times Leader on May 6, 2012