George F. Rooney

April 2, 2021

George F. Rooney
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean Conflict

George F. Rooney – of Woburn, April 2nd at the age of eighty-eight. Beloved husband of 55 years to Mary (McLaughlin) Rooney. Devoted father of Daniel Rooney, his wife Dina of North Reading and Michael Rooney of Woburn. Dear brother of James Rooney. Adored grandfather of Dean and Brendan Rooney. Loving uncle of Susan Rooney-O’Meila of Woburn and Kathleen Schultz of Tewksbury. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, April 8th, from 2-4 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. A prayer service and military honors will take place prior to calling hours at 1 p.m. At the families request, please omit flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the Salvation Army, 402 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.

George F. Rooney – of Woburn, died peacefully, April 2nd at the age of eighty-eight. He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Mary (McLaughlin) Rooney.

Raised and educated in Woburn, George was a son of the late George H. and Mary (Chamberlain) Rooney. After graduating from Boston College High School in 1950, George enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. While serving, George was a crew member of the icebreaker, USS Glacier, and made two trips to the Antarctic. The first one, he sailed with Admiral Byrd and the purpose was to clear the seas so the ships could come in with equipment to establish permanent stations there. It was called “Operation Deep Freeze” and George was so proud to have been a part of it.

After returning from the war, George came back to Woburn and married his best friend, Mary. Together they started a family and raised their sons in Woburn, where they remained.

 For over 20 years, George worked as a Manager of ground equipment for American Airlines.

George was a quiet, unassuming man who would do anything for his family. He was also quite handy and was the person you wanted to call when you needed something fixed.

George enjoyed traveling, especially exploring new destinations with his brother and was an avid reader. He was also a lifetime member of the Woburn Elks, local #908.

Along with his wife Mary, George is survived and will be deeply missed by his sons, Daniel Rooney, his wife Dina of North Reading and Michael Rooney of Woburn. Dear brother of James Rooney. Adored grandfather of Dean and Brendan Rooney. Loving uncle of Susan Rooney-O’Meila of Woburn and Kathleen Schultz of Tewksbury.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, April 8th, from 2-4 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. A prayer service and military honors will take place prior to calling hours at 1 p.m. At the families request, please omit flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the Salvation Army, 402 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, April 8th, from 2-4 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. A prayer service and military honors will take place prior to calling hours at 1 p.m. At the families request, please omit flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the Salvation Army, 402 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.

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  1. Philip Boudreau

    My sincere condolences to George’s family another one of our dunkin coffee buddies gone RIP George

  2. Mary and family, we here in England are so sorry to hear of George’s passing and send you our deepest condolences and love. Thinking of you all at this sad time. God bless Kathleen Cox (nee McLaughlin) and family. Xx

  3. Lynn Ann Hajducky

    Danny and Michael.. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the times you were here working. We have your names on the plaque in the theater. Love to all of you. Lynn Ann & Andy

  4. Nancy Mondello

    Mary Rooney,, I am so sad to hear of George’s passing. You were a dear friend to me over the years on the Meals on Wheels program in Woburn, and a friend an co-worker of my sister Cathy’s at Choate Hospital. I hope we can get to see one another again soon. I know I am in Andover, but I will try to look up your number and call you. Miss you Mary Rooney.

  5. Anthony Gesamondo

    Condolences on the loss of a really terrific man. Our prayers are with your family.

  6. Eileen & I send our heartfelt condolences. We know that Danny, Michael and the grandchildren have lost a wonderful father& grandfather.

  7. Robert H Mc Donough Jr

    Mary; I am so saddened to hear or your husband’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time

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