John William 'Bill' Toole

Apr 24, 1924 - Dec 18, 2017

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Orono - John William 'Bill' Toole, passed away on December 18, 2017. He was born in Bangor, the son of John B. and Esther T. Toole.
Bill graduated from Harvard University in 1947 as a member of the Navy. After serving aboard the ELSM445 in the Atlantic, he resumed his studies of mathematics at the University of Maine, the University of Illinois, and Notre Dame. After teaching at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ, he returned to Maine in 1959, joining the faculty of the University of Maine Department of Mathematics. He retired in 1989.
Bill had great love for his family, for teaching (being awarded the University of Maine Distinguished Professorship in 1984), for summers spent at Mt. Desert Ferry, at Hancock Point and Prospect Harbor, and for sailing on Frenchman Bay.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of 65 years, two sons, John and his wife, Alida, of North Falmouth, MA, and Timothy and his wife, Jackie, of Wellington, FL.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the Orono Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 72 Main St., Orono. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, at The Resurrection of the Lord Parish, Holy Family Church, 429 Main St., Old Town, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  December 19, 2017
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