James F. Rooney

Date of Passing:

October 7, 2010

Rooney, James, F., 82, of Leroy Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on October 7, 2010 at the Hallworth House, Providence.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Clement and Anna (Rigby) Rooney, he lived in Riverside for 50 years.

Mr. Rooney was a Civil Engineer for 40 years before retiring in 1990.

James was a 55 year communicant of St. Brendan Church. He enjoyed walking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Rooney was a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

He is survived by four sons; Kevin J. Rooney of North Scituate, James M. Rooney of Upper Darby, PA, John P. Rooney of Saunderstown and Joseph E. Rooney of Wakefield, three daughters; Kathleen A. Rooney of North Providence, Mary E. Rooney of West Warwick and Patricia M. Pearson of East Greenwich, a brother; Edward J. Rooney of New York City, NY and ten grandchildren. He was the brother of the late John C. Rooney and Margaret Costa.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday October 12, 2010 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 9 am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Monday 3-7 pm.

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