Kay Fernald Tozier


Unity - Kay Frances Fernald Tozier passed away peacefully in Raymond, New Hampshire, at the age of 87, on June 4, 2019. Born May 21, 1932, in Troy, Maine, daughter of Clyde and Marion Bragg Fernald, she lived in Troy for her early years including several years with her grandparents Medwin and Dora Fernald. She also enjoyed time with her grandparents Oscar and Katie Bragg, her beloved Auntie Eula Bragg Knowlton, and the Judson family. She graduated from Unity High School in 1949 and from Farmington State Teachers College in 1953.
Kay and Kenneth Elwood Tozier, Jr., were married June 26, 1954, and lived nearly all their married life in Unity, Maine. Kay was a teacher in Rockland, Scarborough, and for many years at Troy School where the library at the new school was dedicated to her.
She was long-time member of Unity Union Church and the Noel Club of Unity. She was a life-long learner and enjoyed reading, gardening, and travel. She traveled with the Farmington Alumni group for many years visiting some thirty countries. She was known for her compassion, generosity, patience, and subtle wit.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth "Babe" Tozier, Jr., and survived by her three children, Susan Tozier of Raymond, New Hampshire, Joel Tozier and wife Nancy of Sidney, Maine, and Deirdre Nash and husband Daniel of Auburn, New Hampshire, and grandchildren Shelby Tozier, Ben Tozier, Amelia Nash and significant other Michael Gross, and Meredith Nash Laliberte and husband Nick. She is also survived by brothers James Fernald and wife Sally, and Stephen Fernald and wife Barrie, sister-in-law Marilyn Tozier Owen and long-time companion Kenneth Phelps of Largo, Florida, and several special cousins, nieces, nephews, and many good friends.
A memorial service will be held at Unity United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow at the Unity College Performing Arts Center in Unity, Maine. Donations in memory of Kay may be made to Unity United Methodist Church, 13 Depot Street, Unity, Maine, 04988.
Published on June 16, 2019
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Jun 28, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. We can all take comfort from the wonderful hope we have at John 5:28, 29 where it promises that a global resurrection will soon take place. Each of us will have the chance to welcome back our loved ones who have passed away. This promise brought genuine comfort to my family when we lost my baby sister, and I hope it brings comfort to you.
Patty Bishop
Jun 24, 2019
Kay was A very nice lady I remember having her as a substitute teacher at Troy Grammer School when I was A child and she remembered me many years later when I would met up with her in the local food store In. Unity my condolences go out to her family.
Claire Chasse Williams
Jun 17, 2019
Dear Dee, Joel, Sue & Kay's entire family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a very special lady. I loved working with her when I worked in RSU #3...she was like a second Mom to me. She touched so many lives with her kindness and patience, and was a true pillar of character in her community. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all as you grieve her loss.
Richard and Joyce Chase
Jun 16, 2019
We are sending thoughts and prayers to all The Tozier Family. What a wonderful person Kay was so many of us. Comfort to you all.