William A. Toomey Jr.
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Toomey, William A. Jr. ALBANY William A. "Bill" Toomey Jr. entered into eternal life on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Born in Albany to the late Marion Rose Dollar Toomey and William A. Toomey Sr. Bill was a loving husband and proud father to nine children, grandfather to eleven grandchildren, and great-grandfather to one. He attended St. Teresa of Avila Grammar School, Christian Brothers Academy, Siena College, and Albany Law School. Bill served as a past president of the CBA Alumni Association and planned and attended every reunion of his alma maters and was proud many of his children and grandchildren also became fellow alumni. Bill served as district director of the State School of Industrial and Labor Relations of Cornell University for many years before opening a private law practice, which he maintained through the present. He also owned Mabin Realty and was a past president of the National Council for Small Business Management. Bill was an arbitrator with the National Arbitration Association. He received an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters from Siena College and served on the board of directors of Maria College. Bill was a devout Catholic. He sat on the first U.S. Catholic Bishops' Advisory Council, was a past president of the U.S. Catholic Social Action Conference, represented the United States at the celebration of Rurum Novarum, and was the chair of the Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for Albany Catholic Diocese for over 25 years. He served as a lector and usher at St. Teresa of Avila and Mater Christi parishes. Bill was a member of the Lake St. Catherine Country Club, the German-American Club, the University Club, and the Elks Lodge. He was a member of the K of C golf league for more than 50 years and the St. Teresa of Avila bowling league for more than 60 years. Bill was the Chief Elf for South End Santa and was a member of the Dick Connors Lunch Group. Bill was awarded Father of the Year by Downtown Albany Unlimited in 1968 and was honored by Living Resources Corp. with the Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Award. Bill supported his children and grandchildren in their extracurricular activities and, according to many, "no person has seen more CBA basketball games than Bill Toomey." Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years Joanne Skelly Toomey; children, William III, Nancy Spillane (Jack), Jim, Margaret "Peggy" Capozzola (John), Joe (Kathy), Paul (Lisa), Maura, and John (Ashley); son-in-law, Phil Dunne; grandchildren, Bridget Dunne, Matthew (Sarah), Kevin, and Ellen Spillane, Kate and Shannon Capozzola, Connor and Joe Toomey, Faith Skibbee (Josh), Maeve, and Kean Toomey; great-granddaughter, Adelaide Skibbee; sister, Ann Toomey Dwyer (Raymond); sister-in-law Carol Toomey; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Beth Toomey Dunne; his sister and brother-in-law, Marion Rose Toomey Jaquinto and Frank Jaquinto; brother Kenneth J. Toomey; and niece, Kathleen Jaquinto Gilligan. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill's family on Sunday, November 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany. Please only enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot doorway; masks and social distancing are required; and 40 visitors at a time will be allowed in the funeral home. Funeral services on Monday, November 23, at 11 a.m. in the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany where his funeral Mass will be celebrated. Please only enter the church from the parking lot doorway; masks and social distancing are required; church ambassadors will be available to help with seating and questions; and please attempt to arrive before 10:45 a.m. The funeral Mass will be live streamed at YouTube.com/C/parishofmaterchristi. The Rite of Committal will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, immediately following the funeral Mass. Those wishing to remember Bill in a special way may send a contribution to Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY, 12205. To leave a message for the family, please visit McveighFuneralHome.com






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Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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St. Agnes Cemetery
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November 23, 2020
Paul and Family- My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Jack O'Brien
Friend
November 23, 2020
Toomey family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace.
Donna Bullinger (Goitz)
Friend
November 22, 2020
Joanne and Family: Bill lived a wonderful life, and was a good Friend all through the years. I always looked forward to seeing you and Bill at the monthly Dick Conners lunch. I am very sorry for your loss.
Mike McNulty
Friend
November 22, 2020
Bill,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dad. I hope that your memories of him can bring you all some comfort now.
Jeanne Smith
November 22, 2020
We would like to share our most sincere sympathies to your family for your loss. We have known your family since the early 60s, Through our times together at Saint Theresa’s and CBA. We often saw Him and your mother having dinner at Martel‘s, and we were always greeted with his infectious smile and a kind and friendly word. He will be remembered well. Our best thoughts to all of your family.

The Blendell Family Frances and Karl
Karl & Frances Blendell
Acquaintance
November 21, 2020
Coach and family, I'm very sorry to read of your dads passing. I remember him well, he was a great man. I am unable to attend his services but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tim Robillard
Friend
November 21, 2020
Dear Joanne and Family, I am very disheartened to learn of Bill's passing away but I am sure he is with God at this very moment. He was a wonderful man and very good lawyer. He loved his family dearly. I remember the last time I say Bill at Mass at Mater Christi. It was probably the best conversation we ever had. God Bless everyone in the family.
James J. Hennessey
Friend
November 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Linda Walker
Coworker
November 21, 2020
Dear Joanne and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your at this time. Bill was a favorite nephew of Ralph and Anna Gertrude Dollar and my Mom, Darlene, has many, many memories of Bill as her godfather from her childhood! He was always welcome in the Dollar family home and my Mom will always cherish his memory.

It was a pleasure getting to meet Bill on a few occasions over the last few years. I really enjoyed sharing an appreciation for our German-American heritage and will always treasure the memories of the Dollar and Dedrick families Bill shared with me. I am proud to be a fellow Son of Siena, like Bill was and will always appreciate the insightful advice he gave me about the law before I started law school. The conversations I wish I could have with him still!

To our many cousins in the Dollar and Toomey families, we are so sorry for your loss and hope to keep Bill's memory alive.

With Heartfelt Wishes,
Cody McEneny Ingraham, Darlene McEneny Ingraham, and Family
Cody McEneny Ingraham
Family
November 21, 2020
Toomey family:. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Bill. Please know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Len and Patty Toklerton
Friend
November 21, 2020
Jim Billy and the Toomey Families so sorry read about your Father. my Prayers and Thoughts are with you and all of your family. resting in peace is a sure thing for him ....
Dick Weaver
Friend
November 21, 2020
MRS.TOOMEY,JIM,BILL,AND THE TOOMEY FAMILY- TRULY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR.TOOMEY.HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND A CLASS ACT TO ALL WHO NEW HIM.MAY GOD BLESS HIM ALWAYS AND MAY HE REST IN PEACE FOREVER.HE SURELY WILL BE MISSED TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM.RESPECTFULLY -JOHN A.
JOHN ALBARELLI SR.
Friend
November 21, 2020
To the Toomey Family,

On behalf of the Schreck family, our sincerest condolences. Mr. Toomey was a leader in all he did and the patriarch of fine family.

God bless,

Tom Schreck
Tom Schreck
Friend
November 21, 2020
Jim and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Take comfort in knowing your dad is reunited in heaven with family and friends who have gone before him. I am a long time friend of Jim's from our days working in Albany Schools. Jim is a kind and loyal friend, and a living tribute to the type of person his dad must have been. Jay Arnold
Jay Arnold
Friend
November 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dave Cerutti
Acquaintance
November 21, 2020
Bill was our lawyer and true friend. Eternal Rest granted to him Oh Lord and may the perpetual light shine on him through the mercy of God. Amen. Condolences to wife and family.
Diana LaRose
Friend
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