Arleen F. Rooney passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the home of her son in Pawling, NY.
A long-time resident of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Arleen was born in New York to Charles & Elizabeth Farricker. She married Joseph Rooney on January 29, 1949 at St. Barnabas Church in the Bronx; Joseph predeceased her on October 22, 1998.
Arleen was a dedicated mother to her seven children. She was a constant presence at all the children’s schools, serving as: Librarian, Chaperone, Chauffeur, and Sports Supporter. Without any first-hand experience, she became a coach, cheerleader, timing-official, and inspiration.
Arleen worked dedicatedly at Rodier-Rooney Auto Dealership, Olivetti Systems, Lehman College, The Bronx Historical Society and St. Agnes Hospital.
Arleen enjoyed travel and explored much of the United States, Canada, France, and Italy, and had an especially strong fondness for her times spent in Ireland.
Arleen was a steadfast and devoted lifelong Catholic, giving generously and participating in ecclesiastic events throughout her life.
God Bless, Marie Arleen Bernadette Rooney.
She Is survived by her 7 children: Patricia Rooney Licari, Cathleen Rooney, Joseph “Skip” Rooney, Timothy Rooney, Marie “Muggsy” Muller, John Rooney, and James Rooney; her grandchildren: Matthew, Georgia, Ryan, Brendan, Patrick, Taylor, Tyler, Dylan, Mary Cate, Damien, Xavier, and Tara; and her great-grandchildren: Riley, Conner, and Laurel.
In addition to her husband and parents, Arleen is predeceased by her three siblings, Charles Farricker, Elizabeth Heath, and Patricia DeSanto.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday, January 14th from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home. 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John’s Church, 39 East Main Street, Pawling at 11 AM. Burial will follow in St, John’s Cemetery.
Masks will be required in the funeral home, church, and cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.