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. Dear John and family:Your beautiful spouse and mother was an example for all of us.The saying of the Lord that by our suffering we are healed and live more abundantly was lived out in her life.Her memory revives in us values that often are obscured or tarnished. Her charm and loving face reinforced for us her own love and care for others. She will always be with us. With our loving hearts and thoughts…..Joan and Eugene and family.

  2. Brian & Gina says:

    Dear Uncle Jack, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this most difficult time. May God bless and watch over all of you.

  3. Mr Rooney and family:
    I could not agree more with the comment in Mrs. Rooney’s obituary, that she was loved by all who knew her. I consider myself very fortunate to have been “adopted” by the Rooney’s for the 2 1/2 years I was stationed in Southern California. You both, and your entire family, provided me a home away from home, and etched in my heart wonderful memories of life in Laguna Hills in the mid 70’s. I read your touching note to Mrs. Rooney, and while she is truely with a better caregiver, I am sure the loss is still profound. I send along my prayers, and condolences, and will visit our chapel here during the funeral mass at St. Nicolas.

    Sincerely, Charlie Dorman

  4. Dearest MaryAnn and family
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. What a great daughter you have been. Grieve in your own time, and know that you are in our thoughts.

  5. The Rooney’s have always been special in our lives. The memories that you gave to Charlie and I are precious. You made us smile and I smile now as I think of your strong will, courage and love. You will be truly missed

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