Marcia K Toro

Marcia K. Stoddard was born in Monroe, Michigan on November 14, 1953.   She was the only daughter of three children born from the union of Herman Stoddard and Arlene (Scheick) Stoddard.   She attended St. Anne’s Grade School and graduated in 1971 from Jefferson High School.   She would continue her education at Mid-Michigan Community College.

Marcia married the love of his life the former, Daniel George “Irish Monro” Toro at the Monroe County Courthouse on October 10, 1975.   Their marriage was later blessed at the St. Athanacious Church in Harrison in 1985.   The couple would be blessed with the birth of one daughter.

Marcia was a natural born caregiver.  She was employed in the group home settings around Monroe for many years and after Dan’s health declined, she became his sole health care provider, as well.   The couple loved to travel and spend time together.   They enjoyed karaoke and each day Marcia would knit or crochet.   While living in Arizona she was very active at All Saints Parish, a Lady Knight, fundraising volunteer, member of the Sacred Heart of Mary, and the Holy Rosary Society.  

Marcia was generous and kind, and she was a fixer, of course sometimes this put her smack dab in the middle of other people’s business.   She could be quite fun and it was said that work Marcia and home Marcia were two distinctly different people.

Marcia K. Toro, age 68, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday; November 24, 2021 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.   Her passing was preceded by both of her parents; husband:  Daniel Toro in December of 2020; and a brother and sister-in-law:  Dennis and Susan Stoddard.  

To cherish her memory, she leaves her daughter:  Amanda “Mandy” (Tyler) Collins of Monroe; her honorary son: Matthew Ryalls of Casa Grande, AZ; brother:  Thomas (Kimberly) Stoddard of Monroe; her grandchildren: Kathleen (Jason) Johnson, Jasmine Collins, Vada Collins, and Josie Collins; her great granddaughters: Kaycee Kolenda and Madeline Johnson; her sisters in spirit, friends since grade school:  Grace Yoas of Monroe, Teresa Sargent of Dunlap, Tennessee, and Diane Garvin of Cadiz, Kentucky; many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Friends may gather from 3:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday; November 29, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185 where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00pm.   She will lie in state from 9:30am until the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30am on Tuesday; November 30, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 127 North Monroe Street with Father David Burgard presiding.   Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to any Monroe County Food Closet. Online guests may visit  www.merklefs.com.