Richard M. Toohey

Richard Michael Toohey 61, a resident of Braintree for 37 years, passed away on March 11, 2013 surrounded by family. He was the loving and devoted husband of the late Sharon (Tanner) Toohey and father to Jessica Toohey (fiance of Kyle Kent) of Rockland and Brian Toohey of Braintree. Rick was born in Boston and raised in Roslindale where he attended Sacred Heart and participated in the marching band. He was a graduate of UMass Boston, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and worked as a Boston Firefighter on Ladder 10 for a decade. Rick enjoyed boating on Lake Ossipee in NH and Sebago Lake in Maine with his family and friends, supported his children in town sports, and loved the performing arts and Broadway shows. Besides his children he is survived by his beloved mother Elizabeth Toohey of Brighton, brother Stephen Toohey and his wife Lillian of NH, son-in-law of Gerald Tanner of Somerville, beloved cousin and dear friend Raymond Phillips of Milton, brother-in-law James McNally and his wife Wendy of Somerville and beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. in St. Marys Church, 211 N. Main St. Randolph. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to visit the McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin St. (Rte. 37), Braintree, Thursday 5 - 8 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely requests that donations in his name may be made to South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370-1055. For information and directions please visit www.mcmasterfh.com


Published in Braintree Forum from Mar. 13 to Mar. 20, 2013