Rooney, Margaret

June 4th, 2011

Margaret I. (Shea) Rooney, “Peg” age 69, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.

Peg was born on November 20, 1941 in Somerville, MA. She was the cherished daughter of the late John and Edna Shea of Tewksbury. Peg grew up in Charlestown before moving to Tewksbury, graduated from Tewksbury High School. Her most important job was being a mom, but had a few miscellaneous jobs, one being a crossing guard for the town of Billerica.

Peg’s favorite past time was being with family and friends. She was a wonderful person to be around and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Peg was everyone’s friend. She will be fondly remembered for her special way to make you feel comfortable and unwavering devotion to those she loved. Peg was also a good neighbor and a true friend. She was kind and caring, a fighter and will be missed by all her knew her.

Peg was just a simple person and never asked for much, only to spend as much time with her family as she could. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and a true friend. She will be missed being seen in the passenger seat of one of her daughters cars.

Peg was the beloved mother of Colleen (Rooney) DeJesus and her husband Dion, Shannon Rooney, and Kathaleen (Rooney) Gray and her husband Chris, devoted “Nana” to Tyler and Hailey DeJesus, Keegan, Kyle and Camden Gray, all of Wilmington, dear sister of John Shea of Tewksbury, Judith (Shea) Lemieux of Dracut and Elaine (Shea) Rutina of Lowell. Peg is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends, and held a very special place in her heart for the late James (Jim) Rooney.

Family and friends gathered for visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, June 5, 2001 from 5-9, a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church was performed at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Rooney, Margaret”

  1. Bev O'Connell-Rooney says:

    Peg – a dear friend to me and to all she cared for; a great Mom and Nana, generous in spirit to everyone; you have left a great legacy and a lot of lessons in love, patience and unselfishness. To your daughters and family: I hope you find peace and comfort with memories you have shared with your Mom/sister/Aunt and friend. Love, Bev

  2. Melissa Lemieux says:

    Ohhh Auntie Peg… No matter what you went through no matter what ailment you suffered, you never complained there was always a smile on your face. Your surprse visits, your naps after a family gathering your infectious laughter will be missed by many.
    Your time for peace is now.. May you rest peacefully and watch over Colleen, Shannon and Kathaleen..
    You will be missed.
    I love you…

  3. The Fuller's says:

    Kathaleen, Shannon, Colleen and family ~ As difficult as it is, your mom is at peace now, but I’m sure she will always be with you. May cherished memories of your times with her see you through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Kait, Kourtney, Kathy & Brian Fuller

  4. Debbie Sylvester says:

    My Thoughts and prayers are with you
    Debbie Sylvester

  5. Bernadette M. Henderson says:

    So sorry to hear about Peggy.
    I send my love and Condolences.
    Aunt Bernie
    Mesa, Arizona

  6. Steve and Bernadette Merrow says:

    We send our heartfelt sympathy to everyone in Peggy’s family.
    Remember- Life is not forever but love is. The love you feel for Peggy will be in your heart and it will keep her spirit alive always.
    Cousin Bernadette and Steve

  7. anita (rosa) gleason says:

    to the girls we send our thoughts and prayers. Peg was a great gal. She was my moms’ 3rd daughter, and my cousin Millies’ soulmate! Millies’ annual vsit from California, got the 3 of them in the car and on the road. Millie never had a sister, so late night pajama parties at Aunt Graces’ apt. were always ongoing!! Deming Way was never the same with them all together. Dunkin iced coffee and they were all in heaven. It has been a long and difficult road for you all, but my heart is still sad. Thank you for being you, Peg. Enjoy the party!!

  8. Jan Rosa says:

    From Maine, I’m sending my condolences to all of Peggy’s family and friends. She was a wonderful person who was loved by everybody in my family; and
    she was like a daughter to my mother. I was always amazed at her ability to worry about others when she had so many of her own health issues. Peggy was a kind and thoughtful person who will be missed.

  9. Joan O'Neill says:

    To Colleen,Shannon and Kathaleen, sorry to hear about your mom our prayers are with you and your family.
    Dan and Joan O’Neill

  10. Kelly (Hersom) Michaud says:

    Colleen, Shannon and Kathaleen, we are so sorry to hear of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. I will miss seeing her in Dunkins.

    Kelly, Jack & John Michaud

  11. Betsy (Palmer)Feeley says:

    Colleen, Shannon, Kathaleen and families,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
    Betsy (Palmer) Feeley

  12. Linda Sanborn says:

    Even though I only knew Peggy for a short time, I saw her alot at dialysis. I bring my mother to dialysis and that is where I met Peggy. I had a chance to talk with her when I drove her home one day because her ride didn’t show up. She told me all about her family. She will be missed by her dialysis family. She was always upbeat and never complained even when she probably hated having to go there. Condolences to the family from me and my mother.

  13. Lisa Valente says:

    Colleen, Shannon, Kathaleen and families:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, I am sorry for your loss. Lisa Valente & Family

  14. Elaine Shea Rutina says:

    Colleen, Shannon and Kathleen, there are really no words, she would want us to stick together and I will also dearly miss her phone calls saying Hi this is your big sis. I lover her so much

    Aunt Elaine

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