In Memoriam: Priscilla R. Toomey

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtor regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Priscilla R. Toomey, an Associate Broker with Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Bronxville, on Jan. 9, 2022 at the age of 75.

Over the past two decades, she became well-known throughout the Bronxville area for her tenacity, perseverance, and work ethic as both a top Realtor and community leader. She dedicated most of her time to local real estate business while also serving as President of Burlington Realty Asset Management. Her real estate career also included a stint at the former Bronxville-Ley Real Estate firm (now operating as Park Sterling Realty). According to the Real Estate In-Depth archives, Toomey was involved in the association’s legal advocacy efforts, including traveling to Albany for a number of NYSAR Annual Lobby Day programs.

Toomey was born in New York City on Aug. 27, 1946. She is survived by her two daughters, Christiana Elizabeth Toomey, 39, of San Francisco, CA and Marissa Saunders Toomey, 34, of Dobbs Ferry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irwin and Isabelle Waldner Rassin, and her former husband, John Saunders Toomey. She graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York with a B.A. in 1967, where she achieved the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa. She chose to follow her dream of becoming a lawyer and continued her education at the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating with a J.D. in 1970. Toomey’s legal career included many successes, and she was at one time counsel to The Bank of New York, PepsiCo, and one of America’s leading relocation firms. She also influenced a major change to labor tax law that preserves favorable treatment for employees. She was a longtime board member of the Bronxville Adult School.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to any of these charities: Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Hunter College of the City University of New York and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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