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“Our love and prayers go out to you RJ, Kaylie and your family. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Bob and Terri Jones - Beaufort, SC

“So very sorry for your loss! ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Bentley - East Falmouth, MA

“With love and deepest sympathy.John, Carole and Angela Malone ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Carole Malone - Sudbury, MA

“Mr. Tolan, RJ, Rachel, DePass, Quinn and Extended Families,I was both shocked and saddened to hear about Tricia's passing earlier this week. I offer...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Kelly Dugas Coveney - MA - Friend

“May you all feel the warmth of our prayers as you grieve for Tricia. Love and blessings to the DePass family. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Joanne and Doug Pettengill - MA

“Dearest Family,Trish will always be in our heart and her lovely smiling spirit will always remind us of the joy she had for her family. May her...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Eileen Carlotto - Gloucester, MA

“The Jordan family send you thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May good memories help in the coming days.Phyllis, Rick, and Julie...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Phyllis Jordan - ME - Neighbor

“So sorry for the Tolan family loss of Pat, much too early in her life. She was a wonderful member of our community on Long Lake. Always ready to...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie Kiley - NAPLES, ME

“Bob so sorry to hear of Pats passing our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sorry we will not be attending as we will be out of state. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Leo & Carol Landry - Boxborough, MA

“To Bob and kids, I am so sad with the passing of Trisha......what a shock to Bob and I.......I just spoke with ur mom not very long ago. We had a...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Ann McGovern - MA

“With our deepest sympathies to the entire Tolan family.Art and Denise Smith ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept our deepest condolences on Patty's passing. Words can't begin to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. She was the kindest person...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“The MItchell family is sending thoughts and strength to the Tolan family. Let this light warm your hearts during this time. Allow the her strength...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Alexandra Mitchell - gloucester, MA

“Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My sincerest condolences Bob to you and your family. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Frank Viola - Saugus, MA

“Bobby, Rj, and Rachel and everyone in Tricias family-Tricia and all of you have always been loved by all of us. Tricia will be sadly missed by all....Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jeffrey Tibbetts - Daytona beach, FL

“We were blessed having you and your family in our lives. We will remember all the times we spent together. May your family find comfort in their...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Rosemary Marshall - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Patty and I were friends briefly meeting in Mattapoisett Ma where her family came for vacation..and since I was from...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Jane Tumminelli (Cripps) - NH

“Bob & Family, my sincete condolences ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Robyn Lane - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Condolences. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Rosanne Famosi-Mapp - Sterling, MA

“Bob, RJ, Rachel - So sorry for your loss. Jim and I send our deepest condolences. Prayers to you all! Deb & Jim ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Deb Withro - Watertown, MA

“My heart is heavy. Prayers to the entire family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Kay (Hosmer) - Naples, FL

“So sorry to learn of Patty's passing. May she Rest In Peace ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. 'Tricia' (DePass) Tolan, of Waltham, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was 65 years old.

Tricia was born in Waltham on December 15, 1953, one of eleven children born to the late John and Eleanor 'Susie' (Hughes) DePass. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1971and had been a lifelong resident of the city. For over thirty years she had worked as a teller and loan officer at the former BayBank which later became Bank of America in Lincoln.

On September 15, 1973 she married her high school sweetheart, Robert J. Tolan, Jr. in Our Lady's Church in Waltham. Tricia was kind and caring, always there for anyone in her family that needed anything. Life, love, faith, family and friends were Tricia's focus throughout her life. Christmas was her favorite holiday; she got to decorate galore and spoil her kids and the grandkids. Her happy place was the family home on Long Lake in Naples, Maine that was always a source of peace and serenity.

The addition of the grandchildren to the family helped to make her life complete and she was looking forward with joy in her heart to the addition of her fourth grandchild due in December.

She is survived by her beloved husband of forty-seven years, Robert J. Tolan, Jr.; her children, Robert J. 'R.J.' Tolan III (Kayli) of Beverly and Rachel J. Tolan (Daniel Hinkel) of Beverly; her grandchildren, River, Nellie, Weston and one on the way; her siblings, David DePass, Paul DePass, Thomas DePass, Daniel DePass, Mark DePass and Anne Marie DePass and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Tricia was also a sister of the late Jack DePass, Mary Tibbetts, Joseph DePass and Jane DePass.

Family and friends will honor and remember Tricia's life by gathering for calling hours on Sunday, August 18th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Waltham, and again on Monday at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Jude's Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.