Laurence Francis O'Toole, age 55, of Astatula, Fla., was taken into the hands of God at the Tavares, Florida Hospice. He was born in Bridgeport, son of the late Laurence and Loretta O'Toole. He was a graduate of Harding High School and an avid athlete. He will be remembered by his friends and coworkers as a generous man who liked to make people happy. After working for many years in the Torrington area, he relocated to Florida 12 years ago, where he worked as a union electrician. He is survived by two sons, Shannon O'Toole of Greensboro, N.C., and Brandon O'Toole of Punta Gorda, Fla. In addition, he is also survived by two grandsons, Liam and Aidan O'Toole of Greensboro, N.C.; and two brothers and their wives, Roger and Jane O'Toole of Oxford, and Kevin and Judith O'Toole of Shelton. Family and friends may celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 9, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 275 Union Avenue in Bridgeport. Burial will take place at St. Michael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, 275 Union Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06607.

Published in the Connecticut Post from 9/7/2004 - 9/8/2004.

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