Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


Marilee Toomey

May 10, 1942August 7, 2019

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Marilee Toomey, 77, died August 7, 2019 at MUSC, Charleston, SC. Born on May 10, 1942 in Franklin, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Fedor Kozlowski,

Mrs. Toomey was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William D. Toomey; son, Keith Toomey (Corinne); daughter, Kathleen Toomey Burgos; and two grandchildren, Avery and Sheamus Toomey. She is predeceased by one sister, Marge Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Tuesday, August 13 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel, with a prayer service at 5:30 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium niche.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


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Donna Rummel

August 15, 2019

Mr. Toomey and family,
My name Donna Rummel and Mrs. Toomey was my teacher at Merriam Ave school a very long time ago. I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear of her passing. When I was first in her class she was Miss Kozlowski - I remember going to her wedding and it was my very first wedding I ever went to. I loved her like little ones love their teachers, I idolized her as a little girl and her memory has stayed with me all these years-she was wonderful. I saw her about maybe 10-15 years ago and my heart was thrilled. I can’t tell you how happy that made me. I can tell you that your wife/mother was my very favorite teacher ever - none could ever compare. I spoke of her many many times throughout my life as she was an important part of my learning. I don’t go to the obits often yet when I did, my heart was very saddened to see she passed away. I will always cherish her and honor her as one of the most important people in my life. I loved Mrs. Toomey and hope to see her someday when we meet in heaven!

Helen Woolley

August 14, 2019

Dear Bill and family, heartfelt sympathy to all of you for your loss. Mari Lee was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. I loved knowing her and Bill and enjoyed their company when we got together for school events. Bill will always be my favorite supervisor. I just celebrated 35 years so he's been top dog a long time. May happy memories help you through this very difficult time. God bless. Fondly Helen Woolley

Michelle Toomey

August 12, 2019

She always had a smile for me. After listening to me rant on one occasion, I apologized for dumping all that on her. Her reply: God gave me broad shoulders for a reason. I'm always happy to help carry someone's burdens. I know you all will miss her very much and pray that God grants you peace and strength.

Farewell Aunt Marilee.

Bernard Andrews

August 11, 2019

Dear Bill and Family: We were very sorry to hear about Marilee.
We remember the good times together at High Point events and activities. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Keith, Kathleen and the grandchildren during this difficult time.
Bernie and Barbara

Florence Craudell

August 10, 2019

I haven’t seen Marilee, in many, many years, I do remember a very lovely woman, very kind, and dedicated in her career, as a teacher. A really invested mother, devoted to her family.

Lee TenEyck

August 9, 2019

Dear Bill, Kathleen, Keith and family,

It is with such sadness that I saw the notice of Marilee's death this evening on Facebook. I have such fond memories of our early Sussex County years of family sharing. I felt privilege and appreciation for being able to attend your anniversary gathering and to have had our visit last summer for lunch.

My heart and prayers are with you.

Patricia Epstein

August 9, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Marilee's passing. Sending prayers to her family.
Marilee and I taught kindergarten in rooms next to each other in the Long Pond School in Andover. She always had a smile on her face and had a great laugh. I remember one summer before school started we were getting our rooms ready for the first day of school. I had my 4 year old son with me and he had wandered over to Marilee's room. Marilee told me while he was there he told her she had sexy legs.