Lillian L.Toolan, a long time resident of Yonkers and Peach Lake, Brewster, NY and recently a resident of Bluemont, VA passed on to eternal life on February 22, 2020 surrounded by her grateful and loving family at the age of 96. Lil, as she was known to her family and friends, was born on July 14, 1923 to the late Philip Herold Lohrfink and Violet Lemborg Lohrfink. She married John M. (Jack) Toolan on September 3, 1944 at The original Calvary Baptist Church in Yonkers, NY. Jack predeceased her on November 21, 1992. She is also predeceased by her daughter, Gail L. Mooney on January 25, 2015. She is survived by her daughter: Barbara A. Toolan of Schenectady, NY, three grandchildren: Christine (Mark) Vitkus and Cynthia Jeffery, both of VA, Zariel (Liz) Toolan of St. Louis, MO, and eight great grandchildren: Sara, Colin and Kyle Vitkus, Summer, Lucas and Willow Jeffery, Maeve and Finn Toolan. Four brothers: Philip, John (Bud), William, and Charles (Dewey) predeceased her. Lil was passionately devoted to and proud of her immediate and extended family which included 9 nieces and nephews, 22 grand nieces and nephews, and 34 great grand nieces and nephews.
Lil was known by all who came into contact with her as a lady through and through. She was kind, thoughtful, gracious, and loved unconditionally. She lived by the golden rule, treating everyone with dignity and respect. Lil’s essence was well described in a note written by a grand nephew on a recent birthday: “It was not the outside decor that attracted the young nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. It was the open-armed hospitality of a woman determined to make you smile and brighten your day. The greeting was always warm, sincere and loving. The tranquility and grace of such a woman and the things we learned from her graciousness were not wasted. It would mold us, teach us, and comfort us in how to be better men and women”.
Visitation at Hawthorne Funeral Home 11am - 1pm on Monday March 2, 2020, interment immediately following at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lil’s honor be made to: Art Together, C/O Catherine Fetterman, 102 Carlton St., SW, Leesburg, VA 20175. Art Together, a program that Lil thoroughly enjoyed, allows nursing home residents to express themselves through art as a form of therapy.
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