Obituary of Patricia Kathleen O'Toole
Patricia Kathleen O'Toole (Tully), 81, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away on April 24, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by family. Patricia was born on August 21, 1940 in New York City and has lived in Budd Lake since 1977. Patricia was a supervisor for Atlantic Health Care Systems in Morristown for many years and after retiring worked at Walmart in Ledgewood, NJ.
Patricia was both an avid animal lover and advocate. She had a gift for finding animals in need or injured and would nurse them back to health. She cared for many cats, dogs, deer and even domesticated a racoon named Kilo. Patricia also enjoyed the ocean, taking cruises, and dancing. During her time off, she would play the slots at the casino, play bingo, or visit the OTB.
The true love of Patricia's life was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a hard worker and "best mother ever." She was a phenomenal cook and was always proud of her clean house.
Patricia is survived by her 7 children, Susan DiMeo (Gino), Joanne Lee, Frank Lukacs (Crystal), Kim McKenna, Kelley Pugliese, John O'Toole (Angela), and Martin O'Toole (Lauren);18 grandchildren, Joey, Giovanni, Jamie, Brett, Victoria, Stephanie, Casey, Kevin, Patricia, Johnluca, Andrew, Ryan, Connor, Michelle, Suzie, Matthew, Francine, and one more granddaughter on the way; and by her former husband, John O'Toole. She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael DiMeo in 2018.
A Celebration of Patricia's Life will include a visitation on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (Corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090. A 10am funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at St. Jude Parish in Budd Lake, NJ. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.
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