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Irene Rooney

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Irene Isabella (Martin) Rooney 91, of Franklin, died suddenly, Sunday November 23, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Rooney, who died in 1991. Born in Boston, March 4, 1923 a daughter of the late Nicholas M. and Mary Isabella (Croft) Martin, she was raised and educated in South Boston, and formerly lived in Hingham, Milton, and Dorchester, before moving to Franklin 10 years ago. Mrs. Rooney enjoyed travel, interior decorating, and was an avid reader. She is survived by 2 daughters; Cynthia M. Rooney MD of Hingham, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, President of Dean College and her husband P. Gerard Gerry Shaw of Franklin, 1 grandson Paul Rooney Shaw of Franklin, and was a special aunt to Christopher Rooney and his wife Jeanne and their two children Kayleigh and Conor of Jamestown, RI. Mrs. Rooney is also the sister of the late Mary Evelyn Sullivan, Dorothy Martin, Thomas, James, Gerald and Edward Martin, Rita McDonough, and Lillian Perry. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday Nov. 26th, at 9AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. with a funeral Mass in St. Jude Church 86 Main St. Norfolk, MA 02056 at 10AM. Interment will follow at the family lot in Milton Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4-8PM. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com

Published in The Country Gazette from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2014
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