Doris Katherine Toomey died at her home of 55 years on December 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Doris grew up in Parsons, KS and was a graduate of the University Of Kansas School Of Nursing. She worked as a geriatrics nurse in the Kutz and Forwood Manor retirement homes, was a world traveler (who was blessed to be touched by Pope John Paul II), an avid reader, golfer, quilter, bridge player, and Phillies fan. Doris was exceedingly generous, kind, and witty and was a supportive, nurturing mother to her eight children.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert F. Toomey and is survived by her eight children; C. Michael Toomey (Lauren), Margaret (Peggy) Wilkinson (Jeff), Daniel Toomey, Martha Schardt (James), Paul Toomey, Bill Toomey, Katherine (Katie) Toomey, Mary Toomey, ten grandchildren Matthew, Anne, Tara, and Paul Wilkinson, Wahida and Hamida Toomey, Michael K. Pessolano, and Hamza, Suhaiba and Robert Vandehey, and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803, with a visitation beginning at 10 am. Interment will follow the Mass in All Saints Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Outreach.