Obituary: Kathleen Mary Rooney

Ms. Rooney, of Windermere, died Sunday, May 10, 2020.

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Kathleen Mary Rooney of Windermere, Florida, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the age of 76. Kathleen was born in New York, New York, on Oct. 9, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Joseph Rooney and Mary Rose Scott.

Kathleen had a kind soul and felt that kindness and laughter were two of the most important elements of life. She had a quick wit and a smile for everyone who walked through her door. She was a devoted mother to two sons and sacrificed many things to provide a better life for them. She was a talented artist, gifted cook and avid researcher of her family’s history. She also loved to travel and visited many places in the United States and Asia in her youth.

Kathleen worked as a medical coder for Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida, for 20 years and made many friends there who she cherished.

Kathleen is survived by her sons, Sean Eglitis and Terence Rooney, and her daughter-in-law, Natalie Rooney.

At this time, no services are planned due to COVID-19. A wake to celebrate her life will be planned for some time in the future when her loved ones from near and far can be together to celebrate her.


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