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Official Obituary of

Mary Bernadette O'Toole

February 11, 1938
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Mary O'Toole Obituary

Mary Bernadette O’Toole, 82, a long-time resident of San Francisco and recently of Burr Ridge, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was dearly loved by her children Cynthia (Michael) Buskmiller, Kristine Busk, Stephen (Jennifer) Busk, Karen (Dennis) Fitzsimons and James (Jennifer) Busk, as well as her nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Born February 11, 1938, to the late Thomas and Margaret O’Toole, she grew up in a loving family with six sisters, Kathleen Connelly, Sheila Harmon, Colleen Lafayette, Bonnie Garvey, Nancy Angel and the late Peggy Smith. In 1956, she was a member of the first graduating class from Mercy High School. She worked for the San Francisco Seals and Giants and, as an employee of IBM, Mary was valued for her ability with numbers. Talented in many crafts, she crocheted lovely blankets and created hand-painted ornaments for her family and friends. Time with her beautiful sisters was precious to Mary. In recent years she was happy to live near them in Sonoma, California. Mary considered dogs one of God’s greatest creations. A proud San Franciscan, she enjoyed greeting her neighbors on her daily walks along Clement Street. A private funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 26th at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) at Christ the King Catholic Church, in South Bend, Indiana. A Live Stream Webcast of the Visitation, Rosary & Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (see links below). A Celebration of Life is being planned for the Fall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation

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May 26, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 SR 933
South Bend, IN 46637

Mass of Christian Burial
May 26, 2020

11:30 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 SR 933
South Bend, IN 46637

Interment following funeral service
May 26, 2020

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery - Mishawaka
West Jefferson Street & Liberty Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46544


Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
30 Tower Lane, Suite 400, Avon CT 06001
Tel: 1-860-676-8166


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