Dennis Toolan, 76, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, died on June 21, 2022. Born May 9, 1946, to the late Eugene and Marguerite Toolan, he was a lifelong resident of River Forest, attending St. Luke School and Fenwick High School. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and received his MBA from Purdue University in 1969. He was drafted in 1969 into the Army, where he served in Vietnam.
Upon returning, he embarked on a 40+ year banking career in Chicago, including working for Continental Bank, Credit Agricole, Conagra, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. A great mentor and colleague to many, whether he had just met you or knew you for years, he went out of his way to help anyone who needed it.
He reveled in traveling to South Bend to watch the Fighting Irish. A season ticket holder, he rarely missed a game and tailgating with the great Class of ’68. Come game day, there will be one heavenly, reunion party with his ND classmates
Above all else, he loved his wife, Mary Lou, and his family. Throughout his life, he made a lasting impression on the people he touched. Kindhearted, compassionate and funny, his presence will be greatly missed but his memory long remembered.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (nee Deane); his children, Danny (Deirdre), Katie, Sean (Kari), and PJ; his stepchildren, Marty, Jim (Lisa), Richard (Nancy); his grandchildren, Amelia, Sarah, Quinn, Reid, and Beau; his step-grandchildren, Ceally, Emma, Natalie, Melanie, Faith, Jim, and Luke; and his step great-grandchildren, Xandria and Bodhi. He was brother-in-law and uncle to many. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Geraldine; his stepfather, Edmund Guinane, and his brother, David (survived by wife Susan).
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 3 until 8 p.m. at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road, Westchester 60154. All will meet Thursday, June 30 for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305. Entombment will take place on July 1 at Cedar Grove, Notre Dame in a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed to Lewy Body Dementia Association www.lbda.org.
Arrangements were handled by Peter B. Kennedy & Co., Funeral Directors.