Casco – Allen R. Toole, 64, of Casco, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 15.

He was born in Providence, R.I., on May 12, 1944, the son of Ralph and Charlotte Toole. He grew up in Cranston, R.I., and Haddonfield, N.J., and graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1962. He graduated from Rider College in Lawrenceville, N.J., in 1967, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a 1st Lt., while stationed in South Korea in 1969.

On July 14, 1973, he married Sheila T. Toole. They honeymooned at The Cape Cottages in Otisfield, where Allen and his family had vacationed during his younger years. Allen and Sheila moved to Maine six months later, and they purchased and ran the Casco AG Food Store for 11 years. After selling the store in 1985, he entered into the field of real estate. In 1990, he and his wife opened Toole Realty Group, later known as ERA Toole Realty. In 2001, they sold the company but continued working with the agency now known as ERA Today Realty. He had been honored with many awards and recognitions over the years through the National Association of Realtors and the Western Maine Board of Realtors, including Realtor of the Year.

He was well known and respected in the community and by his colleagues.

Throughout his life, he had many interests that he enjoyed, including skiing, fishing, billiards, NASCAR racing and most recently golf. One of his children’s fondest memories was of him taking them to Nugent’s Camp in Northern Maine where they would spend the days fishing and relaxing with family and friends. He had plans to move to Florida this fall and become a “snowbird” so that he could enjoy playing golf during the winter months and could spend summers near the lakes in Maine.

Allen was one-of-a-kind in his character, was so full of life and his laughter was contagious. He was truly committed to his children and to being the best father to them that he could, and would have given them the world just to see them smile.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his three daughters, Kerrie Toole and her husband, Joseph Williams, of Milford, Mass., Meghan Stonerock of New Gloucester and Courtney Toole and her husband, Jerry Gillis, of Naples; and one brother, Kenneth Toole and his wife, Jan, of Brewster, Mass.

He was predeceased by his parents. Ralph and Charlotte; and his wife of 30 years, Sheila.

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