Irma M. Tole

May 4, 1930February 4, 2019

Irma M. (Russell) Tole, 88, a resident of Swanzey, NH passed away at her home on Monday, February 4, 2019.

She was born May 4, 1930 in Malone, New York, the daughter of Verne and Loretta (Jones) Russell. For many years she worked for Whitney Blake in Bellows Falls, VT.

She enjoyed her years spent working in the Catering business with her partner Lloyd Thompson. They moved to the sunshine state and spent many years enjoying Cypress Gardens and playing BINGO with their friends in “the park”. In later years, she was often found at her daughters’ pool or lending a hand to tend to the plants, flowers and garden. She was an avid fan of basketball, from the Walpole Chicks to the Boston Celtics and will be remembered for her enthusiasm for the sport.

She is survived by her daughter: Shirley Avonti and her husband Harry of Swanzey, NH., her son: Arthur P. Tole, Sr. of Walpole, NH., grandchildren: Andrea Axne and her husband Joe, Michele Hnath and her husband John, Alyson Meunier and her husband Jason, John Tole and his wife Laura, Sherrie Curtis and her husband George and Arthur P. Tole Jr. and his wife Deborah, great-grandchildren: Makenzie, Morgan, Aaron, Bentley, Alexa, Olivia, Caden and Audrey, her great-great-grandson: Hunter . She is also survived by her beloved cat, “Peanuts”. She is predeceased by her daughter-in-law: Terry Tole.

As was Irma’s wish, her family will remember her in a private gathering later this Spring.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd, Swanzey, NH. 03446.


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Irma M. Tole

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