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Maria "Nettie" ROONEY

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Maria "Nettie" ROONEY Obituary
Age 86, of Cottage Grove Formerly of Canton, OH Passed away at home on January 10, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's disease and dementia. She was small in stature, but a strong, "family comes first" lady. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Anna Marcelli and her brothers Joe and Don. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Don, her sons Tom and Dan (Brenda), grandchildren Nick and Claire, in-laws Shirley Marcelli, and Val Marcelli, Doris Hoover and Marland Hoover, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family members -including close friends Sue and Gary Stoner. She worked for 20 years for the South Washington County School District, serving as secretary to five different athletic directors. She retired in 1992. Visitation 4-8PM Monday at KOK FUNERAL HOME, 7676 80Th St. S. Cottage Grove and 10-11 AM Tuesday at church. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS Catholic Church, 920 Holley, St. Paul Park. Interment church cemetery. Special thanks to the HealthEast hospice and homecare nurses, and the caregivers from FamilyMeans. Memorials may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


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Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 13, 2013
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