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Sister Stephana Toomey


1930 - 2015 Notice Condolences
Sister Stephana Toomey Notice


Dominican Sister of Peace, Sister Stephana Toomey died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. She was born on November 19, 1930 in Wilmington, DE, and entered the congregation of the Sisters of St. Catherine de Ricci, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace in 1956. She made her first profession of vows in 1959. She earned her degrees from Moore College of Art and from Temple University in Philadelphia and received Certificates from the International Center for Mosaics and Glass in Ravenna, Italy and the Aegean Center for Art in Greece. Sister Stephana served on retreat staffs at Elkins Park, PA; in Kendall, FL, and in Philadelphia before establishing the Efharisto Studio, Inc. in Baltimore, MD where she and others designed liturgical space and art forms used in liturgy. She received the Fra Angelico Award for lifetime achievement from the Dominican Institute for the Arts of which she was an active member for many years. Sister Stephana was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Ellen Vahey Toomey. Her body will be received at the Columbus Motherhouse on Monday, November 2, at 3:00 p.m. A Vigil of Remembrance Service will be held at 4:45 with the wake continuing until 7:00 p. m. The funeral liturgy will be held at the Columbus Motherhouse at 9:30 a.m. on November 3rd. Burial will be at a later date in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Philadelphia. Memorial gifts in Sr. Stephana's memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 or submitted securely at oppeace.org.? Funeral Arrangements completed by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 East Broad Street.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Nov. 3, 2015
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