Allison Rose O’Toole, age 28, died suddenly in a car accident on December 15, 2019. She was born on March 15, 1991 in Durham, NC.
Allison was an outstanding student and a voracious reader. She graduated from Durham School of the Arts in 2009 with an art focus in photography. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2013 and was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University in order to help others. Helping others was one of her talents and lifelong passions.
Allison loved spending time with family and friends, enjoying nature, and spending time at the beach. She expressed her artistry through writing, crocheting, and photography. Her boisterous laugh will be remembered by all those who knew her.
Allison lives through her family. Her parents, Kelly (Riecss) and Christopher O’Toole, her sister, Shannon O’Toole, her grandparents, Helen and Michael O’Toole, her partner, Jereme Stewart, her great aunt and uncle, Josephine and John Michael Muchmore, as well as numerous other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
There will be a celebration of Allison’s life on Saturday December 21, 2019 at Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark Dr., Durham, NC 27713. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10am. The service will start at 11am with a reception following. The family requests that you wear bright colors instead of black.
Allison was selected to attend The NC Governor’s School Summer program for English in 2008, which further prepared her for her higher education. She thrived in the program, so in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The NC Governor’s School Foundation to allow scholarships for students who are selected for this opportunity. http://www.ncgsfoundation.org/donate
The O’Toole family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com – select obituaries.