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

  1. Doherty says:

    Jack and Family,
    We are all sadden to hear about Helen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will keep you in our daily prayers

    Dad,Tish and kids

  2. Flora says:

    You will always be in my heart. Thank you for your love and treating me as your 4th daughter. See you on the other side.
    Love, Flora

  3. Dear Uncle Jack and Cousins,

    On the one hand so sorry about Aunt Helen’s passing and on the other so pleased that she gets to join her Savior and live pain-free.

    Her spirit will be missed by all who knew her and experienced her kindness and generosity.

    God Bless you all, especially thru this difficult time,

    Greg, Patti, Renee and Natalie

  4. Louise says:

    Please be assured of my humble prayers for the Rooney family.
    I only met and knew of Helen for the past 2 years; how blessed you all are for having had her as wife, mother, grandmother.

  5. Our hearts and our prayers are with all of you. Your spouse, grandma and great grandma was a beautiful person filled with God’s presence and love. She loved all of you so much. It was so apparent that you were her whole life. We wish we could be with you. We love you very much. Can’t you just see her dancing with Jesus!

    With much love,

    Marty and Penny and family

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