Abigail “Abi” Megan Tooker

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Abigail (Abi) Megan Tooker, 32, died unexpectedly December 06, 2021, from complications related to cancer at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She was born in Derby, Connecticut on December 30, 1988, the daughter of Anne (Connor) Tooker and Robert Tooker.

Abigail graduated from Naugatuck High School, Class of 2007. She continued her education at SCSU graduating with a BA. In furthering her education she attended Goodwin College School of Nursing, graduating in 2017 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She continued to pursue her nursing degree by attending Southern New Hampshire University graduating Summa Cum Laude with her BSN. Abigail was currently working toward her Masters Degree in Nursing Education.

After passing the NCLEX and obtaining her RN license Abigail accepted a position at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. This prompted her move to Arlington in 2018. She left GWUH and took a position at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in the mother/baby unit in December 2019. It was here at Georgetown University Hospital where her love for her job and her nursing career flourished. Abigail participated on the Perinatal Council, was the facilitator for the New Grad Nurse Residency Program, was a member of AWHONN, mentored new nurses and supported her unit, coworkers and hospital. Besides her love for her patients, Abigail loved and was loved by her friends, her coworkers, her physicians and everyone she came in contact with. A bright spot in anyones day, Abigail was always thinking of everyone but herself. Her joy for life was infectious. She touched so many lives in many positive, uplifting ways. Her outgoing selfless nature along with her pure joy for each and every moment of life is what endeared her to the many people she had contact with over the years. She was a swimmer from the time she was 9 years old until her first year in college. Winning many meets and earning 6th place in her division in CT. Her interests also included gardening, shopping, dining out from mom & pops to Michelin Stars, baking, riding her bike, adventures with her mom, trips to museums and walks around DC and the monuments. Spending time with her mom and her friends offering support and encouragement was most important for Abigail. She fought hard to win a battle that was near impossible with perseverance and determination that was unmatched. In the end there was no drawn out suffering only peace.

Abigail is predeceased by her brother Matthew Aaron Tooker. Survived by her mother Anne (Connor) Tooker of Arlington, her sisters Amanda Tooker Ryan and Melissa Tooker and her father Robert Tooker.

Abigail loved her flowers and her balcony garden. She also loved helping people. I know many of you will want to send flowers. I will let you make the decision as cut flowers last for a short time where a donation or a gift to the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointenstinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in memory of Abigail Tooker would help to keep her memory alive. Gifts can be made online at www.ruesch.georgetown.edu, click online, pick Ruesch Center or you can call 202.687.2222.

A Celebration of Life service with be held Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 3 pm with visitation at 2 pm at the Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22314.

 

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  1. Lindsay Cellona says:

    Abi,

    I remember the day I first met you. It was GW orientation and you wearing your Christian Louboutins. I was like who is this girl?! Lol 😂 and we pretty much instantly became work wives. (Sorry, Zoe!) I will always remember our phone calls and our venting sessions, and how I threatened to stop being friends with you if you kept working at GW, as I knew YOU hated it and they abused you there. They did. That’s why I wanted you OUT and knowing how much our friendship meant to you and I, I knew it would give you the ammo you needed to get yourself out of there and looking for other jobs. Then you went to Holy Cross. And that wasn’t much better. Then you went to Georgetown and LOVED IT. I loved that you loved it and that they finally cared about YOU. I will FOREVER cherish our hang outs to get tacos, Thai food with your mom, and our late night teeth brushing sessions on night shift, and you coming to breakfast with Michelle and I even though you had work later that night. Even though I moved, we’d keep in touch via Facetime and telephone chats and we’d pick up where we left off. We had that type of friendship. I’ll always remember how even though you were sick and going through chemo, you wanted, studied and PASSED your RNC-MNN. Cuz you pushed yourself to do better, to be better. Always. You will forever be an inspiration to me.
    I still can’t believe you’re gone. I know you’re in a place full of love, and PURE BLISS. Every time I see a pineapple, I am reminded of you! I’ve also been seeing change on the floor, and I even found a dollar in the dark! Which I think was a sign from you :) I also meant to ask you if you read the book I sent you to your Kindle. I hope you did. If not, it’s all good. I need to read it again. I love you and I miss you. I know you’re no longer suffering. I am grateful to have known you, Abi. I’ll NEVER forget you.
    Xoxo, Lindsay

  2. Kristina Atencio says:

    Abi,

    I was in deep shock my love.

    I will always remember how sweet you are, how caring you are. You have sooo much love to give. You are so thoughtful to everyone around you.

    You are a very beautiful person Abi.

    Thanks for enlightening me about my son’s condition.

    I love you Abi girl! Always and forever.

  3. Megan Beglin says:

    Abi was always such a bright light. Every patient she took care of was loved. She made you feel special with her beautiful smile and encouraging words. She is dearly missed!

  4. Amanda says:

    Abi was the first person I shadowed with on mother baby when I was in nursing school at GW. She was so intelligent and had such compassion for what she did. It was such a pleasure working with her at GW. We all miss you so much! 💞💞

  5. Linda Friis says:

    I was lucky enough to work with Abigail in bpt, she was such a beautiful bright star even way back then! I was lucky enough to call her my friend❤️

  6. Mary Lavado says:

    To Anne, I was saddened to. her of Abi’s passing. What a light in this dark. world. Prayers for you and the family. Hugs and love from south Texas OXOX

  7. Angie Rhinehart says:

    My dearest Abi…I still can’t believe you’re gone. Your spirit was truly infectious and I am so blessed to have held a few pages in your story. You were a gift to our profession and your loss leaves a profound impact on educating our next generation. Rest easy sister, we’ve got it from here. Hope your celebrating with your brother! Semper Fi!

  8. Dorie says:

    My girly!! We had so many more plans to accomplish. I will make sure that your zest for Patient Experience continues, and I will forevermore drink champagne (only the best) when celebrating and thinking of you !
    I already miss our long ass phone calls and text messages.

    Here’s to you, Abi 💕💕

  9. Patricia says:

    To the tooker family my condolences.. I work with her in the emergency room in bpt hospital .. we always got Starbucks coffee and Abigail had it delivered sometime she would pay even when I would try to give her the money back.. sorry for your loss 🙏

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