Rooney, Sister Patrick Marie SCRANTON, Pa. Sister Patrick Marie du Sacre' Coeur Rooney of the Little Sisters of the Poor died Monday, December 17, 2012 at Holy Family Residence. Born Isabelle Mary Rooney in Albany, N.Y., on October 3, 1925, daughter of the late Patrick F. Rooney and Delia Kelly Rooney. She made her religious profession on June 12, 1945 at the novitiate of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Queens, N.Y. in the direct care of the elderly all her religious life. Sister Patrick was ingenious in discerning their needs and drawing out the talents of others. Surving are her brothers, Father John J. Rooney and Hugh P. (Sonny) Rooney, wife Mary, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Martin F. (Bud) Rooney (wife) Jane and sister Anne Rooney. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celerated in the Chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18509.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 27, 2012