Laconia ------Frederick "Fred" T. Toll, 60, of 34 Shore Drive, Laconia, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, December 11, 2004. He was serving as the Councilor from Ward Three in Laconia at the time of his death.
Mr. Toll was born August 28, 1944, in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of Arthur E. and Helen (McEgan) Toll. He came to Laconia in 1961 from Berlin, New Hampshire and graduated from Laconia High School in 1962. Mr. Toll earned his BA from Bowdoin College in 1961 and his Master's Degree from Plymouth State College (now Plymouth State University).
Mr. Toll spent two years in Nepal as a Peace Corp. Volunteer. He subsequently taught eighth grade math at the Laconia Middle School and worked as a guidance counselor at the Laconia State School. Mr. Toll was active in New Hampshire Special Olympics for many years and served as that organizations first paid executive director.
Mr. Toll was an accomplished athlete and had a lifelong interest in sports, particularly golf, basketball and softball.
Mr. Toll dedicated many years of his life to civic and charitable causes. At the time of his passing, he was in his second term as a City Counselor serving Ward three. As Councilor, he was serving on various committees and boards including the Planning Board, Police and Library Building Committee, Master Planning Committee, Capital Improvements Committee and was Chair of the Land and Building Committee.
Mr. Toll was President of the Lake Winnisquam Watershed Association, Chairman of the Laconia Trails with Rails Exploratory Committee (LTREC) and Chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee for Ahern State Park. He was also serving as a volunteer at St. Vincent's DePaul Society and Audubon at Prescott Farm.
Survivors include a brother Arthur D. Toll of Baldwinsville, New York; two sisters, Susan T. DeGregorio of Salem, New Hampshire, and Sally T. Holder of Princeton, Massachusetts; seven nieces and nephews and a grandnephew and four grandnieces. He was predeceased by his father in 1983 and his mother in 1998.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church Wednesday December 15, 2004 at 10:00 AM. The Rev. Gary Kosmowski, pastor of the church will officiate. A reception will follow the Mass of Christian Burial at the Belknap Mill, Mill Plaza, Laconia. Burial will be in St. Lambert Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to the LTREC, care of Ken Wilson at Laconia Savings Bank 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or St. Vincent's DePaul Society of Laconia, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH 03247-6123 or to Prescott Farm Audubon Center, 888 White Oaks Road, Laconia 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.