Jeanne Campbell O’Toole, 95, of Harwich Port died, surrounded by family, on Dec. 26, 2019. For 73 years, she was the loving wife of Thomas O’Toole, who predeceased her this past September.
Jeanne was born on Aug. 1, 1924, in Cambridge to Frank E. and Frances Murray Campbell. She was the loving sister of Dorothea McCarty and Muriel Whittemore.
Jeanne was raised in Arlington and a graduate of Arlington High School (Class of 1942.) She met Tom while he was stationed with the Navy in Boston. They were married when Tom returned from military service in the South Pacific. They took up residence in Milton, where she was a member of the Saint Agatha Women’s Guild and The Junior Guild of the Infant Savior. The couple raised their children in Milton until 1970, when they moved to Costa Mesa, California.
While living in California, Jeanne became a teaching assistant in the Orange County school system. She took great pride in helping many students pass the high school equivalency test necessary for graduation.
When Jeanne retired from the school system in 1991, she and Tom moved to Harwich Port, where she was an active member of the Holy Trinity Church. In her retirement years, Jeanne participated in many charitable activities, including Meals on Wheels, but her true joy was found in her weekly bingo games and occasional trip to Foxwoods.
Jeanne is survived by her four children: Cynthia Craine (Brian) of Fairfax, California; Thomas O’Toole (Kathleen) of Milton; Terrence O’Toole (Sandra) of Costa Mesa, California, and Robert O’Toole (J. Sheeran) of Sandwich as well as grandchildren Kerrie Capraro (Pete), Tom O’Toole (Lisa), Chad Cain (Jen), and Courtney O’Toole.
Jeanne was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren (Quinn, Makena, Cam, Katie, Malia, Dory, Reilly, and Ashley) as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Jeanne’s caregivers, Jasmine and Jordan, for their kindness and compassion.
A Memorial Mass at Holy Trinity Church will be announced and held at a later date.
Notes of comfort may be sent to Jeanne’s family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com.