John J. Toomey

Feb 14th, 2021

John J. Toomey

John J. Toomey 84 of West Yarmouth died Sunday February 14, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

He was the husband of Catherine M. (Bates) Toomey. They had been married for 53 years.

Born in Arlington, John was the son of the late Charles “Okie” O. and Mildred (Gray) Toomey. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran with service during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman First Class in 1958.

John was a retired Foreman from the Town of Arlington Public Works Department. He was also a parishioner at St. Pius X Catholic Church in South Yarmouth, and a member of American Legion Post 39.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Toomey is survived by three daughters, Pamela L. Doody and her husband, Andrew of Bourne, Theresa C. Kearney and her husband, Neal of Abington, and Sandra L. Mullett and her husband, Michael of Westbrook, ME; two sons, John J. Toomey Jr. and his wife, Jill of West Yarmouth, and Matthew C. Toomey and his wife, Jessica of Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Kenneth Toomey and his wife, Barbara of Woburn; and a sister, Judith Morrissette and her husband, Paul of Worcester; thirteen grandchildren, Austin and Jarred Doody, Evan, Charles, Joseph and Marin Kearney, Madeline, Cooper and Sydney Mullett, John James III and his wife , Nicole, Alexandra and Oakman Toomey and Erin Toomey; one great grandchild, Judah Toomey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Okie Toomey and a sister, Ruth Feeley.

John loved a good adventure, spending time with his wife, Catherine Mary and his family. He was an amazing husband, Dad, Buppie, uncle, brother and friend. He will be missed by too many to count. “It’s a bummer”.

Funeral services will be private.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168

Guest Book

Kenneth John Toomey
Monday - Feb 22, 2021 12:00 am

I will remember Uncle John's laughter and watching the softball games next to the Arlington boys club and introducing us to the future Aunt Cathy in his heavy Chevy Impala. Love to you Aunt Cathy and cousins and RIP Uncle John...see you in the resurrection. Ken,Fran,.... Kenny Marissa and Stephen Toomey

Joan Toomey Barnhill
Monday - Feb 22, 2021 12:00 am

Uncle John, you will live forever in our hearts and memories!

charles o toomey 111
Friday - Feb 19, 2021 12:00 am

RIP uncle john love you you will be missed

Linda Bates
Friday - Feb 19, 2021 12:00 am

We will miss you, Uncle John. The beautiful family you created with Aunt Cathy is your legacy of love. I'm sure my Mom and Dad have welcomed you "home" by now- give them a hug for me. Wishing I could give Aunt Cathy and all my cousins a hug right now. I know how deeply they will miss you every single day. Covid has taken so much, I'm so so sorry that it took someone as loving and caring as you. Tears on Earth, but Heaven is all the brighter.

Judith Morrissette
Friday - Feb 19, 2021 12:00 am

I will dearly miss my brother John. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and brother. May you Rest In Peace., free of pain. ❤️

Paul Morrissette
Friday - Feb 19, 2021 12:00 am

John was to me a brother-in-law yet I considered him a brother.. He was lovable with his humor and friendliness. Indeed He and his beloved Cathy were proud of their family and together they enjoyed many celebrations. John you will be missed. Rest In Peace till we meet again. Paul Morrissette

Pamela T Doody
Thursday - Feb 18, 2021 12:00 am

All my Love Dad. You are My Hero.

Patti & Tom
Thursday - Feb 18, 2021 12:00 am

Although we did not know you well, we love you. We love you for loving our daughter Jill. We love you and Catherine for your amazing son, John. He is a blessing to our family. And through you, we also have the blessings of Ally and Oakie, and they are a part of you that will carry on. They will tell stories of their Buppie with love and deep affection and many laughs I am sure. They will also follow in your footsteps as your children and all your grandchildren already are. We could not imagine a more fitting Legacy. God Bless, God rest your soul in eternity. To all of your loved ones, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers- we only wish we could be able to express that with you personally. May you all be at Peace. Patti & Tom

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