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Gregory Anthony Toland

March 7, 1945September 24, 2020

Gregory A. Toland

Of South Boston, Boynton Beach, FL, and Harwich, MA. Beloved husband of Patricia (Foster) Toland. Brother of Peter of Hyde Park, Jonathan of Boynton Beach, and Jane (Toland) Nakashian of South Boston. Beloved uncle of Jonathan Toland of Charleston, SC, Alexandra Toland of Weimar, Germany, Noelle Toland of Nashville, Tenn, Paul Nakashian of South Boston, Gregory Nakashian of Cambridge, MA, and Frank Nakashian of Brighton, MA.

Gregory passed away on September 24, 2020 at Cape Cod Community Hospital after suffering from a long illness with his beloved wife Tricia by his bedside. Gregory was raised in South Boston by his parents (deceased) Fran and Frank Toland.

After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Gregory joined the Navy and served as a seaman on the USS Randolph and the USS Intrepid off the coast of Vietnam during the mid sixties during the Vietnam War. Gregory was a devoted veteran and was well cared for in his later years by the Veterans Administration. After military service Gregory worked for many years as a pipe fitter and later as a millwright refitting turbines at nuclear power plants along the east coast. Gregory was a passionate golfer and lifelong member of the Franklin Park golf course in Dorchester, MA. He encouraged his many fellow players with frequent golf advice, always ending with his famous, “Put more mustard on it.” Gregory leaves behind not only his extended Toland family but his loving Schwabe family and many friends in South Boston. His reputation was considered “mythical” by his many friends and family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Gregory’s family on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 9:00am to 9:30am with masks and social distancing protocols at the Doane, Beal, and Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main Street, West Harwich, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church located next to the funeral home. Services will conclude with entombment at the Brewster Cemetery on Lower Road in Brewster, MA. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Dana Farber in Gregory’s memory.

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    Monday, September 28, 2020

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Bob Hines

September 27, 2020

The Toland family,from City Hospital,the pharmacy,and P ST.parades has been part of my memory since 1944.My folks followed yours to Cape Cod and loved your family.Greg is with our parents and sharing God's Beatific Vision.
Respectfully, Bob Hines

Amanda Schwabe

September 26, 2020

Uncle Greg,

You will be sorely missed. I will forever cherish our memories together and I will continue to strive to be as you said “The world’s most fearless business woman Boston’s ever seen.” You fought the good fight and I will forever be proud of your strength and I am absolutely honored to have been your niece.

Rest easy and peacefully, knowing we will take care of your beloved (Auntie) Trisha.

Love,
Amanda Schwabe

joseph Cunio

September 25, 2020

Pete,
So Sorry to hear about Greg's Passing. He was a good guy who was a good golfer. I enjoyed all the times he yelled at me for "MORE MUSTARD " on the course.. We had lots of laughs and beer over the years at the Franklin Park...
God bless Greg, You, Trisha and all the Toland Family.
Ps- I'm currently in Ft .Myers Beach so I will not be able to attend the wake nor the Mass.
Stay Safe and Healthy.....Joe Cunio

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