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Virginia F. Toohey, homemaker

Virginia F. Toohey, homemaker

Virginia F. Toohey, a homemaker and former volunteer, died Monday of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 96.

The daughter of a Crown Cork and Seal Co. vice president and a homemaker, the former Virginia Marie Fusting was born in Baltimore and raised on Falls Road Terrace.

She was a 1934 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 from what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University.

In 1940, she married Jerome F. Toohey, a mechanical engineer who later became president of Dixie Manufacturing Co.

For years, the couple resided on St. Albans Way in Homeland. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels of...