John E Toland

December 23, 1963December 25, 2012
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John E. Toland, 49, of Sudbury (formerly of Quincy) passed away of natural causes on December 25, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary M. (MacLean). Loving father of Owen, Brendan, Andrew and Helen. Devoted son of Bernard J. and Catherine M. (Geishecker) Toland of Quincy. Also survived by his siblings: Patricia Toland of Quincy, Nancy Lindahl and her husband, David, of Thetford, VT; Elizabeth Stravin and her husband, Charles, of Quincy; Michael Toland and his wife, Diane, of Canton and Jennifer Powers and her husband, Daniel, of Attleboro. John is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as Mary's extended family.

Born in Dorchester and raised in Quincy, John was a graduate of BC High class of 1982 and Mass. Maritime Academy in 1986. He was a chief engineer in the merchant marine, working on ships that traveled to ports worldwide. John then pursued a career in facilities management, most recently as Facilities Manager at Intel's Hudson plant since 2000, where his dedication, knowledge and compassionate leadership was noted by colleagues and friends.

John was devoted to Mary and his four children, and was very involved in their social and youth sports activities, coaching Sudbury youth baseball, Lincoln-Sudbury youth lacrosse, and has been a dedicated board member and coach of Sudbury Maynard Stow (SMS) Youth Hockey Organization. He was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Sudbury.

A funeral mass will be concelebrated Saturday, December 29, at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Rt. 20, Sudbury. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the "Toland Children Education Fund", c/o Michael Toland, 11 Riverview Rd., Canton, MA 02021. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Sudbury, MA 978-443-5777

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  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Sheila Martin

March 31, 2014

I am so sorry, to be just finding out this now, John played ball with my brother, and my father,just thought the world of him, as did I..we were heartbroken to hear..he was a gentle, kind person, Our family will keep you in our thought and prayers..and jJohn forever in our memory.. The Martin Family (Pembroke ma.)

January 25, 2013

To the Toland family, I had worked with John at Northeast Rehab, it has been sometime since i have seen/talk to him but he was someone i would never forget. Such a great funny guy. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you all during this difficult time.

Ronnie Du

January 16, 2013

Dear Mary, Owen, Brendan, Owen and Helen,

The Toland family is one of our favor families in our dental office ! I am so sorry this happened to your family!

My heart goes out to your family! Please let me know if there is anything i can do for your family!

We will always remember John as a polite, nice and kind person!

Ronnie Du Sudbury

Matt Crozier

January 13, 2013

Dear Tolands - what a incredible loss. I am so sorry. I can't tell you how many happy memories of your family came flooding back every time I saw John at the rink or baseball field. I just heard and am thinking about all of you and John's family and I am so, so sorry.

January 13, 2013

Miss your green truck stopping as you passed by the house. Miss your laugh. God bless. Gods speed my friend. One in a million. Blessed to call you my friend.

Dave Herlihy

Mark Ockerbloom

January 12, 2013

I had the pleasure of playing hockey with John at BC High. He was a great guy to be around and I remember him fondly...especially his dry wit. I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers.

Joe Mensah

January 11, 2013

John was a Great Man and will be missed very dearly.

January 8, 2013

I had the privilege to work with John Toland for two years while working for Intel in Hudson Mass. The first thing you observed with John was that he could never get to his desk without someone stopping and asking him a question about the system they owned and how he could help solve "their" problem/s. John was a team player with a wonderful sense of humor that was evident in all he did. He was a gifted engineer whose skills far exceeded his job description. People loved working with him because they knew the job at hand would prove to be fun, and all would benefit from him sharing his knowledge. His attitude was always positive and I NEVER heard him use the words failure and can't. He was a role model for all to emulate. Rest in Peace John Toland. You were what most people can only hope to be!

Tom Lindsay
Intel Corporation


January 7, 2013

John was a wonderful person always courteaous and friendly to all! He will very much missed!

Diana (Harvey) Enscoe and family

January 6, 2013

Mary and family,

We are so sorry for you loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.