Belle Tolor

Belle TolarIt is with great sadness that the family announces the death of our beloved Belle Tolor of Danbury CT on June 28, 2018 at the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Danbury.
Belle Tolor was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 24, 1930 to her parents William and Gertrude Simon.  She graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, received a Bachelors degree from Brooklyn College, a Masters degree from Bridgeport University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Fairfield University.  She worked as an elementary school teacher in the New York City School System for many years.  After moving to Connecticut, she taught elementary school in Newtown.  After raising her family she returned to education as a school psychologist in Trumbull, CT until her retirement.  She then served as a Surrogate Parent for children under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.  Throughout her professional career she derived great satisfaction from impacting positively on the lives of many children and their families.
Belle served on the Newtown Board of Education, volunteered in reading programs for children and the elderly, and was a member of state and national professional organizations.  She made many friends as a member of the Danbury/New Fairfield Women’s Club.
Most important to her was her beloved family which includes her devoted husband of 67 years, Alexander Tolor; her daughters Karen Stern (Michael); Lori Wilson (Tom); and Diana Guertin.  She is also survived by three grandchildren: Joshua Stern (Julie), Rachel Stern (Chad Aboe) and Jonathan Wilson. She was also blessed with three great grandchildren: Alex Stern, Andrew Stern and Annabelle Aboe.
Her passionate interests included tennis, bridge, canasta, reading, theater and watching sports.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, July 1 at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT.  The family will receive friends at the United Jewish Center commencing at 1:15pm. Burial will follow at the United Jewish Center Cemetery in Brookfield, CT.
Contributions in her memory may be made in honor of her son-in-law, Tom Wilson, to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.


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