Marguerite G. Rooney

Marguerite G. (Wood) RooneyMarguerite G. (Wood) Rooney, 90, formerly of Lost Creek, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at Genesis HealthCare-Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Lost Creek, Oct. 1, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie Dean Wood.

Marguerite was a graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School, Shenandoah Heights.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Mary Magdalene Church, Lost Creek, where she was a choir member and participated in the numerous church minstrel shows. She was a representative for Renew 2000, a parish spiritual evangelization program. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Cecelia 1529, Girardville, for over 60 years. Marguerite was actively involved with the former Cardinal Brennan Mother’s Guild during her children’s high school years. She thoroughly enjoyed attending all the sporting events and school functions in which her grandchildren participated. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed rooting for her grandchildren; in addition, she delighted and appreciated watching their talents in the annual plays and musicals.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, John F. Rooney, on March 4, 2013; two infant children, Martin and Mary Bridget Rooney; one grandson, Colin B. Rooney; four brothers, Thomas “Snapper,” Anthony “Hank,” Patrick and John “Chucker” Wood and one sister, Mary Schnee.

Surviving are one daughter, Nellie Kempsey, wife of Patrick, Catasauqua; four sons, Jack Rooney and his wife, Lisa, Shenandoah, Brian Rooney and his wife, Kathie, Shenandoah, Tom Rooney, Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Francis Rooney and his wife, Lisa, Shenandoah; 11 grandchildren, Patrick Kempsey and his wife, Sarah, Brian Kempsey, Dane, Leanne and Evan Rooney, Stephen Chatcavage and his wife, Janelle, Brian and Christopher Rooney, Bridget, Curtis and Eric Rooney; a great-grandson, Lucas Chatcavage; one brother, Terrance Dean Wood and his wife, Kathryn, Hellertown; one sister, Alice McDonald, Annandale, Virginia; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at noon in St. Casimir’s Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. The Rev. Robert T. Finlan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Colin B. Rooney Scholarship Fund, c/o M&T Bank, 2 S. Main St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Marguerite G. Rooney Has One Condolence Posted:

  1. Debbie Maloney LaBuon says:

    Dear Nellie & family,Your Mother was the sweetest,kindest,strongest and holiest woman I think I ever knew. From the time I was a little girl in Lost Creek,and even after I moved away in 1965 I remember her being full of energy,so kind and holy and so devoted to her family! She “Glowed”when she spoke about each of you!
    My deepest sympathy to all,
    Debbie Maloney LaBuono