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TONER, Paul J., of Avon, originally from Dorchester (OFD), passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2021, at the age of 82. Born in Boston, Paul grew up in Dorchester and graduated from Dorchester High School, Class of 1957. Paul was a proud member of the IBEW, Local # 103 in Boston for many years, prior to his retirement. In his free time, Paul was an avid golfer and volunteered his time and talents at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. He was also a board member for retirees for IBEW, Local # 103. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, Paul will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Paul was the beloved husband of Mary (Ford) Toner for the past 44 years. Loving father of Lynda Renison Durham of Avon, Karen Renison Kangiser of Avon, Denise Toner of Pawtucket, RI, Gary Toner of Lakeville and the late Billy Toner. Devoted brother of Donald E. Toner of Yarmouth and the late Claire Vinson and John “Jack” Toner. Cherished “Grandpa” to Jennifer, Davey, Joe, Connie and Megan and “Great Grandpa” to Braylon, Logen, Bryan, Summer and Violet. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, those attending will be asked to pay their respects and depart to allow the next guests to enter the funeral home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 18th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT. 28), Randolph. A private Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 19th in St. Michael Church, Avon. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Dr, Canton, MA 02021. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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