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Josephine P. Toland

Funeral services for Josephine P. Toland, age 94, of Hammond, NY, will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 2:00PM at the 1st Congressional Church with Rev. David Sheppard officiating. Burial will be in Chippewa Street Cemetery immediately following. Calling hours will be held from 1:00PM up until the time of the service at the 1st Congregational Church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Toland passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Josephine is survived by her sons, James Elwin Toland of Hammond, NY and David Walter Toland of Hammond, NY; eight grandchildren, Steven, Kevin, Kimberly, Christopher, Peggy Toland, and Dennis and Gregory Hillier; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Ellen Crannell; a son, Mark Thomas Toland; a brother, Melvin Shoemaker; and two sisters, Doris Smithson and Ruth Tompson.

Josephine was born on December 10, 1924, in Skagway, Alaska, the daughter of the Rev. William H. and Cynthia Irene Dayhuff Shoemaker. She graduated from Saratoga Springs High School at the age of 16. Josephine married Henry E. Toland on June 26, 1942 at the Nazarene Church in Saratoga Springs, NY. He predeceased her on July 29, 2009. Josephine was a secretary for the family farm for many years.

Josephine was a Sunday School teacher for many years, served as the treasurer for the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church for over twenty four years, and was also a member of the Farmer’s Bureau.

Donations may be made in Josephine’s memory to the Seaway Youth for Christ, 4694 NY-68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

12 Condolences

  • Roseanne Brown Posted June 7, 2019 10:07 PM

    My heartfelt condolences go out to all the Toland family on the loss of Josephine. She was such a nice lady. So sorry for your loss.

  • Katy Thomas Posted June 8, 2019 5:53 PM

    She was a sweet loving woman of God x as lovely inside as she was out, and very dear to me. I miss her.

  • CATHERINE BENWARE Posted June 8, 2019 8:22 PM

    So sorry for your loss.Sending condolences to the famil

  • Gene Gardner Posted June 8, 2019 9:36 PM

    Condolences to all the family, prayers to you all

  • Linda Wood Posted June 9, 2019 8:47 AM

    What a dear Lady and friend. She was the one that invited me to sit next to her when I decided to go back to church after years of being away. I loved talking to her about life. We found out that she hung out with my Aunts when she was young and her Dad “Preacher Shoemaker” would stop at our farm house. She has gone to meet our loving Savior now. R.I.P.

  • Jennifer Velchek (Billings) Posted June 9, 2019 9:32 AM

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the Toland family

  • Guy and Lisa Rosenbarker and family Posted June 9, 2019 11:54 AM

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Toland family

  • Keli Rugenstein Posted June 9, 2019 5:00 PM

    One of the sweetest women I have ever known. Her kindnesses to me and my family would more than fill a page. She was a sensitive and gentle woman. My children were introduced to duck eggs by her and they just loved to see her in church! I do not have the words to convey the beauty of this soul.

  • June Htsman Posted June 10, 2019 8:36 AM

    So sorry for your loss, prayers and kindest wishes to the Toland family.

  • Marc and Karen Davis Posted June 10, 2019 9:00 AM

    Dave: So sorry for your loss, our heart felt condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  • Lisa Gibson Secor Posted June 10, 2019 11:31 AM

    So very sorry to hear of her passing. Sending prayers for the family.

  • Caryn Lowery Moore Posted June 11, 2019 12:41 PM

    Such a wonderful lady, and inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be missed by so many but always remembered with love and admiration! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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