March 24, 1947 - April 19, 2021
William Patrick “Bill” Toomey, 74, of Methuen, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Methuen on March 24, 1947 to his late parents, William J. and Rita P. (Howard) Toomey. Bill grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Methuen, where he developed a lifelong passion for science. Continuing with that passion, he earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Physics and was working towards completing his PhD in Education. Bill ended his career teaching math and physics as part of the Engineering Academy at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. He was a long-time member of North Parish, Unitarian Universalist Church in North Andover. Bill touched many lives and will fondly be loved, cherished and missed by all. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley A. (Marsden) Toomey, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage together. He was the cherished father of his three children; his son William E. Toomey of Salem, NH, his son William C. Brackett and his wife Rosemary of Pelham, NH, and his daughter Amy (Brackett) Fortier and her husband Serge of Amherst, NH. He was the proud grandfather to Kayla Brackett of Haverhill, Christopher Ruel of Minnesota, Alyson Fernandez and Breann Jenkins, both of Nashua, and Dawson Fortier of Amherst. He was the dear brother of Raymond Toomey and his wife Diane, John Toomey and his wife Patricia, and Michael Toomey and his wife Stacey and the loving uncle of Kathy Mejia, Shaun Toomey, Matthew Toomey, Kelly Carleton, Jason Toomey, Stephanie Goudreau, Charles W. Marsden III, Katelyn Marsden, Vanessa Marsden, Matthew Tardugno and Jonathan Tardugno. Bill also leaves his brothers-in-law Charles W. Marsden, David B. Marsden and his sister-in-law Jane Tardugno and her husband Mark. To honor Bill’s wishes, a Zoom memorial service will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 11 AM. To view the online service, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82893788905?pwd=RGJDSjhROFVLYWJjbE91UUVNN0p4Zz09#success (Meeting ID, 828 9378 8905; Passcode NP375). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, where club members recently named one of the buildings as The Toomey Observatory in his honor. Please send the memorial contributions to ATMOB, C/O Myers, 73 Westcott Road, Harvard, MA 01451. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is proud to serve the Toomey Family.
William Patrick “Bill” Toomey, 74, of Methuen, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Methuen on March 24, 1947 to his late parents, William J. and Rita P. (Howard) Toomey.... View Obituary & Service Information
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