Helen M. Rooney

Helen M. Rooney

January 19, 1929 - February 11, 2006

Helen M. Rooney

January 19, 1929 - February 11, 2006


Helen Rooney 77 of Laguna Woods was born January 19, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2006 in Laguna Hills, California of complications from pneumonia. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was beloved by all who knew her. For many years, she was a member of the Little Company of Mary Associates, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Nicholas Catholic Church and a volunteer for many organizations. Helen was preceded in death by her loving son Michael. She is survived by her husband John; son John Jr. Flora; daughters Patti Pike Bob, MaryAnn Neilson and Kathleen Hamilton Gordon; sister Shirley Giblin Austin; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many friends.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2006 ~ 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, California 92653.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 17, 2006 ~ 12 Noon at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, 24252 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, California 92637.

Interment will follow immediately at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, California.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Helen’s name to Saddleback Community Outreach, 23011 Moulton Parkway, B-12, Laguna Hills, California 92653.

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37 responses to Helen M. Rooney

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  1. Patti Pike says:


    God looked around his Garden, and found an empty place
    He then looked down upon his earth, and saw your loving face

    He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest
    His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best

    He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain
    He knew that you would not get well, on this earth again

    He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eyes
    He whispered to you, “Peace be Thine”, and gave you wings to fly

    When we saw you sleeping, so calm and free of pain
    We would not wish you back to earth, to suffer once again

    You’ve left us precious memories, your love will be our guide
    You live on through your children, you’re always by our side

    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone
    For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

    Dearest Mom:

    You were the best Mother in the world and I thank you from the bottom of my broken heart for your unconditional love and friendship


  2. Dan Goddard says:

    I remember my Aunt as always being happy,loving,a great host, and one who could make people laugh,similar to her brother,Len.OK Aunt Helen,hook up with Sis,Earl,Mickey,Tom,Len,Kay,and Nellie,O yeah dont forget Grandpa Grady,and pick up where you all left off! I am toasting you as I write.Thank you for being a part of my life ! Dan Goddard 9932 S. Fairfield Ave. Chgo 60655

  3. Hon,
    I am grieving at our loss but relieved that you are no longer in pain. You are now in the hands of a better care giver.
    With all my love,
    Your Childhood Sweetheart and Husband,

  4. Megan says:

    This ancient Celtic blessing for your Grandma.

    Deep peace of the running waves to you,
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
    Deep peace of the smiling stars to you,
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
    Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you,
    Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.

    A thousand words can not describe but I love you and I will miss you tremendously. Thank you for everything.
    All my love,

  5. Brian says:

    To the Rooney family:
    Things I’ll never forget about your Mom,my second mother:
    For forgiving me when I cut her beautiful flowers in the garden with the lawnmover during my stay with you in Virginia;
    For thinking I was still “cute” with hair half-way down my back;
    For laughing at my rediculous jokes at so many of your wonderful family gatherings;
    For making me smile when I heard her laugh;
    For producing 5 of the most incredible children I’ve ever met;
    For marrying a man whom I admire and try to emulate every day, along with my Dad;
    For allowing our families to become one.

    I, and every member of the Kelly clan, will miss you very much. You helped teach us unconditional love, and the joy of living!
    IN HIS LOVE, Brian.

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