Doris I. O'Toole

  • Born: July 6, 1925
  • Died: January 6, 2018
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Doris Ida O'Toole, 92, of Bedford passed away peacefully Saturday, January 6, 2018 with loving family by her side.
Doris was born in Manchester on July 6, 1925 to Harry and Florence (Fournier) Riley. She was raised and educated in Bedford and married Hubert F. O'Toole at St. Raphael Church in 1947. Doris spent most of her life as a homemaker lovingly caring for her family.
Doris was a proud member of the American Legion Steven Buswell Post 54 of Bedford for 76 years. She was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Past President of the Women's Auxiliary, and a member of Forty & Eight for over fifty years. During her life she was a parishioner of St. Raphael's and St. Elizabeth Seton. Though Doris preferred quiet moments spent at home with family and friends, drawing, assembling jigsaw puzzles, and crocheting, she also enjoyed many family trips to Florida and Hampton Beach. Doris had many interests in life; she was a lover of all animals, especially birds, she enjoyed country music, and was always in the mood for seafood, but above all was her love of her children and grandchildren.
Doris is survived by her son, Michael O'Toole and wife, Tina; grandchildren Colleen (O'Toole) Lankford and husband David, Darren O'Toole and wife Jennifer, Jeff Remillard and wife Kathy, and Jennifer (Remillard) Shippee and husband Ben; brothers Harry Riley, Albert Riley, Roger Riley and wife Terry, James Riley, and Joseph Riley; sisters Alice (Riley) Belanger, Nancy (Riley) Williams and husband Michael, and Shirley (Riley) Henderson; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Hubert O'Toole in 1991 and her daughter Patricia (O'Toole) Remillard in 2003, as well as 1 sister and 7 brothers.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, January 10th 4:00-8:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road in Bedford. Burial will follow immediately at St. Joseph Cemetery. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information or to leave a message of condolence please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for the family's loss, our prayers are with all. Ray and Dawna Riley

Posted by Raymond Riley - Sarasota, FL - Family   January 11, 2018

Such a grand lady! She is going to be missed by so many. I have memories of her from years ago at the Boisvert farm with all the Riley gang. She was the kindest dearest soul you will ever meet. RIP sweet lady. My deepest sympathy to all of you xo Love Nancy Boisvert Jacques

Posted by Nancy Jacques - Bradford, NH   January 08, 2018

Aunt Dot you were second mom to me. So many special times together from a little girl to now.You helped me and taught me so many things in life, so many sleep overs with you , patti and mike i will always cherish. You were my mom's partner in crime and never went more than a couple days or so without talking or seeing each other. You were such a stubborn riley which we all loved about you but you were also the most loving caring aunt ever. We will miss you but we will always see that beautiful smile you had for us when we saw you. May you rest in peace with all our other family members up in heaven having a big family reunion. Dont worry mike and I will continue to chat and keep each other in check ...please watch over us now like you always have. RIP Aunt Dot we love you with all our hearts❤❤❤

Posted by Marilyn Riley white - Weare, NH   January 08, 2018

She was an amazing woman. So kind, friendly, and always willing to lend an ear. The world will be lonely without her.

Posted by Sylvia Love (Riley) - Williston, VT   January 08, 2018

You were my Hero and my best friend.I will always have you in my heart and will never forget the special moments we shared.You may be gone but its not goodbye its till we are reunited again.Love you with all my heart and soul

Posted by Shirley Henderson - Rochester, NH   January 08, 2018

Aunt Dot will be missed by so many. She was a wonderful person. She always made you feel loved when around her. I feel blessed to have had her in our lives for so many years. She was a ray of sunshine always. My sympathies goes out to all who knew and loved her. She touched so many lives.

Posted by Christine Boucher - Manchester, NH - Family   January 08, 2018


Posted by tina klein - pittsfield, MA   January 08, 2018

iam so sorry for the familys loss. aunt dot was the sweetest woman I ever met. I will miss her always. prayers and hugs to everyone.

Posted by tina klein - pittsfield, MA   January 08, 2018

Doris was a lovely, kind woman. I enjoyed visiting and talking with her so much. She was an amazing person. My condolences to her entire family.
Cheri Wolff Hospice Volunteer

Posted by Cheri Wolff - Hooksett, NH   January 07, 2018

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