Rita Rooney

December 01, 2012

Rooney, Rita Marie – of Boston, MA, formerly of Pittsburgh, on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Born on June 20, 1958. Survived by: her beloved son Alexander Conway of Boston, her parents Daniel M. and Patricia Rooney of Pittsburgh, sisters Patricia (Robert) Gerrero, Mary Duffy, both from Pittsburgh; Joan (Christopher) Clancy of Boston; brothers Arthur (Greta) Rooney; James (Stephanie) Rooney of Pittsburgh; John (Emma) Rooney of New York and Daniel (Allison) Rooney of North Carolina and nineteen of her adored nieces and nephews. Rita was a graduate of Brown University and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1983. Rita practiced law in Pittsburgh, Dublin, Ireland, and most recently in Boston. Rita was the Director of Faith Formation at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Milton, Ma and was attending Boston College for a Master’s Degree in Theology.
May her soul rest in eternal peace as she was deeply loved by her family and friends.
Visitation Friday 2-8pm at the Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA, 15229.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at noon at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Milton MA in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities, Pittsburgh, PA, or the Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division.

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  • Brian Bidwill

    I am saddened to hear about Rita’s passing. My family has known the Rooney family for 3 generations. I remember Rita as a sweet, very smart, and slightly shy person. Still remember the river trip in Utah that parts of the Rooneys and Bidwills experienced many years ago. Rooneys are a wonderful family. I am so sorry for their loss.

  • Terry Hook

    I was so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. I was a classmate and fellow engineer with her at Brown, and we were naturally in many classes together. Although we were in only sporadic communication with one another since college, I always counted her as a friend and I shall miss those rare exchanges. A truly sweet person.

  • fr jack omalley

    thoughts and prayyers are with you fr jack omalley

  • B Waysome

    Prayers being said for the Conway & Rooney families.

  • Francess Reda

    Dear Beloved Best Friend and Twin Sister, you will forever be in my heart. I miss you on my morning runs when we used to talk, and think of you a thousand times a day. You once said that I was your guardian angel and now you are truely mine. I know you are at peace with God in Heaven and know that someday you will be together forever. I love you dearly, Francess


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