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Passed away peacefully on June 16, 2013. Beloved husband of Annette, his wife of over 40 years. He is survived by his daughters, Katie Sheehey (Rich) and Mary Anderson (Tony); grandchildren Alex and Zack Sheehey, and Morgan Anderson; brothers James and Thomas Rooney; and many nieces and nephews. Kevin was born on June 23, 1944, in Palmer, MA and received his BA. from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD; and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. Kevin had a long and storied career with the federal government. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute or the charity of your choice. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park.

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June 30, 2013
I will pray for Kevin with whom I worked in JMD for many years. He was a kind and considerate man with a heart. May he rest in peace.
Gordon Hermes
June 23, 2013
I extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Rooney and family. I knew Mr. Rooney when he was AAG for Administration and when he returned to DOJ in the 1990s. I enjoyed working with him at EOIR and held him in high esteem. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Ann Young
June 23, 2013
I'm very sorry for your loss. I will never forget Mr. Rooney's kind words and that great grin. He will be missed.
Dottie Clark
June 22, 2013
My most sincere prayers and deepest sympathy go to Mr. Rooney's family. I truly enjoyed knowing him while working at the same complex, several years back. He was a delightful and fair person to all. He will be missed. God's blessings to the Rooney family.
Helena Moffett
June 21, 2013
We were greatly saddened to learn of Kevin's passing upon returning from a visit to our daughter in South Carolina. We had known Kevin since Esther worked in his DOJ office in the early 1980's. Later Chris worked with him in EOIR, and most recently they overlapped as adjunct faculty at UVA's School of Law. In each of his leadership roles, Kevin brought warmth, integrity, and a keen intelligence. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to have worked with him. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Rooney family on his passing.
Chris and Esther Grant
M. Christopher and Esther Grant
June 20, 2013
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Janet & Aurelia Gentile
June 20, 2013
To the Rooney family. Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Rooney. He will be sorely missed but know this: earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal. God's peace to you.
June 19, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Rooney family. A great husband, father and man of faith.
Janet Meenehan Point
June 19, 2013
Please accept my sympathies. Kevin was a kind, effective, leader in the government, and I very much valued his support in my position at the BIA.
Lory Rosenberg
June 19, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. DOJ was a better place because of him.
Terry Ihnat
June 19, 2013
The passing of Kevin Rooney is a lost to many who care and knew him as a man of fairness and being a listener. I send the deepest of sympathy of his passing to his family, I am so sorry for your lost. My time working “with” Kevin Rooney has always left a great mark on me of what leadership should be; he had a depth of fairness, much objectivity, and having an open conversation on any and all issues no matter who you are or what title you had. I personally will miss him, God has his path now and he is in heavenly place.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man, who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Rest in Peace Sir,
Sandra J. Bellrose
Sandra Bellrose
June 19, 2013
You were a wonderful man, great wife, beautiful and bright daughters. An amazing gift for the American public. You will be missed.
Margot Shay
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