Joan M. O'Toole

Joan M. O'Toole

AGE: 82 • Utica, NY

Joan M. (Cleary) O'Toole, 82, of Utica, NY and formerly of South River, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Born on May 15, 1930 in New Brunswick, NJ, she was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Dorothy (Widmaier) Cleary; her husband of 52 years, James D. O'Toole; three brothers, Thomas, Joseph, and Richard Cleary; and one sister, Mary Jackson.

She is survived by her five children: Christine Gaw of NJ; James O'Toole and his wife, Ellen, of NJ; Megan O'Toole and her husband, James Scott, of VA; Thomas O'Toole and his wife, Lisa, of NY; and Peter O'Toole and his wife, Lucy, of NJ. Affectionately known as "Gigi," she is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Kelly, William, Kristy, Brian, Robert, Shannon, Thomas, Jonathan, Erin, Nolan, Sean and Ryan; and four great grandchildren, Kristine, Devin, Casey and Leo; along with many nieces, nephews, longtime friends, and lifelong friend, Betty Nemeth.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee Street, Utica. The family will receive guests following the Mass. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A passionate reader, those wishing may send donations in her memory in lieu of flowers to New Hartford Public Library, 2 Liberty Lane, New Hartford, NY 13413, or to the . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. Messages of sympathy at

Funeral Home

McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors
470 French Road Utica, NY 13501

Published in Home News Tribune on Jan. 9, 2013