Rosamond M. "Ronny" Toomey
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT
Rosamond M. "Ronny" Toomey, longtime resident of Manchester and teacher at Manchester High School, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Manchester Manor. She was 103 years old.

Mrs. Toomey was born on Oct. 16, 1910, in South Portland, Maine, the daughter of Philip S. and Mae (Bowen) Melcher. She graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1929 from South Portland High School, and was Phi Beta Kappa at Bates College, Class of 1933. She captained the basketball teams both in high school and college. Mrs. Toomey taught briefly at South Portland High School and Windham High School, paused to marry and raise a family, and then taught for 20 years at the Hollister School and Manchester High School, where she chaired the Math Department.

Mrs. Toomey was the widow of C. Francis "Chick" Toomey, the well-known football official and member of the Connecticut, Manchester, and Athol, Massachusetts Sports Halls of Fame. She is survived by sons David, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, John "Jack" of Southbury, and Kevin of Fletcher, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

After Mr. Toomey's death in 1993, Mrs. Toomey moved into the Arbors at Hop Brook, where she served on many committees, including particularly organizing and running the bridge program, until she moved to Manchester Manor three years ago.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Church of the Assumption, 29 South Adams St., Manchester, and a burial will follow the next day at Gethsemane Cemetery in Athol.

The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements.

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Published by Journal Inquirer from Sep. 1 to Sep. 5, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial
Church of the Assumption,
29 South Adams Street, Manchester, CT
Funeral services provided by:
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
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I was saddened to hear of the passing of the best teacher I ever had. I was lucky enough to have her twice. The first time was at Hollister Street school, and later at Manchester High School. I have thought about her so many times. My condolences to her family.
Gail Zavarella
November 5, 2014
I met Ronny when she lived next door to my mother, Elsie, at both the Arbors and Manchester Manor. Now they are neighbors again. Ronny was absolutely delightful to know - caring, well-versed and totally charming. She was a grand lady who will be missed.
Marlys Camilleri Huerta
September 1, 2014
Sorry to hear of Ronny's passing. We are now living in Florida but at one time were golf & bridge friends of your wonderful mother - a great lady. Gloria Hayden and Jean Fortier.
August 31, 2014
Sorry to hear of her passing. I have been teaching for over 40 years and it was Mrs. Toomey who inspired me when I was a student of hers at Manchester High School.
Ralph Braithwaite
August 31, 2014
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