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 Roooney Family,
    Jim and I and our girls have such wonderful memories of spendiing special times at your home, with Helen always making us feel so welcome and Mr. Rooney always greeted us with “welcome to our home”. Melissa and Dorian reminded us of the time they surprised the girls and jumped out of the box with a “surprise”! Helen was right there with us enjoying every minute. Thenk you so much for sharing Helen with us, we will never forget all the wonderful times!!! Helen was one special lady and I can see her up in heaven organizing the get-togethers, we look forward to seeing her again!
    We love you all!
    Chris and Jim English, Jennifer, Janie and Julie

  2. Mrs. Rooney had a very special place in our hearts. We will remember her and the family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you at this difficult time. Love, Jim & Mary and family

  3. Helen,

    I want to thank you for your hospitality and looking after me while I was in your house on Grissom Road. You made me feel very welcome over the years and even although I was relatively new to the family, you never left me out.

    I also want to thank you for helping to look after Daniel, my son, he absolutely adored you and loved being with you. Mary Ann and I appreciated your help in raising Daniel and I know that Daniel as a boy, loved you reading him story books.

    In addition to the above, it was very kind of you to let me borrow your Chrysler LeBaron car in 1998 and coming with me for my driving test at the Laguna Hills DMV. I very much appreciate you coming with me to the Moulton Parkway DMV and helping me pass my test.

    You will be very much missed as you were a very humorous and kind lady; I am sure you are now resting in peace.

    Adrian Neilson.
    Daniel Neilson’s father

  4. You were not only a wonderful Mother and lady but a great friend to me. I am comforted to know that you are at peace and eternally with our Mike. One day we will have our family circle complete in Heaven.
    Daniel misses you too but says you are happy and you must be a beautiful angel. God Bless you for always, Mom. You are a true example of courage and strength and a real “lady”. I miss you more than words can say but know you are watching over us with love.

  5. Dear Jack and Family,
    So many memories come to mind when I remember our family times at Rooneyland. Helen and all the Rooneys welcomed us with open arms when we moved to California. Helen was an exceptional lady and will be greatly missed by many. We will be forever grateful for the love she shared with us.

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