ROONEY, Joan Fahey Melanson Of West Yarmouth, MA and Naples, FL passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Joan was born on September 6, 1931 in Cambridge, MA, the only child of Irma Louise Morrison and William Thomas Fahey. She grew up in Waltham, MA and graduated from Waltham High School in 1949. She married Herbert J. Melanson Jr. In 1973 she married Frank Rooney who was also widowed. Joan was predeceased by children Deborah, Timothy, and husband Frank. She leaves behind her children Nancy Wheeler and her husband Peter of Southborough, Herbert Melanson and his wife Cynthia of Leicester, Thomas Rooney and his wife Kathleen of Norwood, Margaret Malkoski and her husband Vincent of Marion, Dan Rooney and his wife Susan of Andover. Loving grandchildren Christine Clancy, Timothy Langevin, Lauren Beausoleil, David Wheeler, Kimberly Malkoski, Amy Malkoski, Sean Melanson, Kerrin Strong, Amanda Rooney, Emily Rooney, Sadie Rooney, and Jack Rooney, great grandchildren Zachary Langevin, Brooke Clancy, Addison Clancy, and Greyden Beausoleil. |
Visiting Hours: will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Home (www.morrisoconnorblute.com), 58 Long Pond Drive, SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 18, at 10:00 AM at Saint Pius X Church, South Yarmouth, MA.
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Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 16, 2016