Jeannette H. Toomey, bookkeeper

April 19, 2013

Jeannette H. Toomey, 100, who did bookkeeping work for Immaculata High School in the District from the 1960s until the 1980s, died April 4 at the Arcola Health and Rehabilitation Center in Silver Spring.

She had pulmonary arrest, said her son Vincent L. Toomey III. Mrs. Toomey was a former Washington resident.

Jeannette Marie Hecker was born in Bound Brook, N.J. She graduated from a finishing school in Paris, where she learned to write poetry in French, and settled in the Washington area in 1943.

She held leadership positions with the women’s auxiliary of the Uptown Lions Club and did volunteer work for decades through St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Washington, Meals on Wheels and Iona Senior Services. Her hobbies included jewelry repair and carpentry.

Her husband of 25 years, Vincent L. Toomey Jr., died in 1969. Her daughter Patricia M. Toomey died in 1978. Survivors include three children, Vincent L. Toomey III of Washington, Frank M. Toomey of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Genevieve T. Finch of Sandy, Utah.

— Emily Langer

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