Rooney, William

November 16th, 2009

William J. Rooney, age 69, a long-time Wilmington resident, died Monday, November 16, 2009.

Long-life Companion of Debbie Sylvester of Wilmington, son of the late Edward & Mary (App) Rooney, brother of Charles “Mickey” Rooney & his late wife Dorothy “Dorsey”, Maryann Lee & her husband Donald, Dennis Rooney & his wife Yvette, and the late James Rooney & his wife Beverly all of Wilmington, Suzanne McNeil & her late husband Arthur and Joanne Sanborn & her husband Barry all of New Hampshire, father of Deborah Tropp and Pamela White both of New Hampshire. Billy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, for Visiting hours on Wednesday, November 18th from 6-8 p.m. Interment Services will be private.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Rooney, William”

  1. Colleen DeJesus says:

    Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. You will be missed!!!!!!
    Tyler remembers all the conversations he has had with you about football. He so proudly tells his friends how his Uncle Bill scored the first 3 touchdowns on the High School Football field.
    I know you have gone to “good company”.
    Colleen, Dion, Tyler & Hailey

  2. Diane M Shanahan says:

    Dear Deb,

    I am sending my deepest sympathy to you. May you find strength each day, and hold onto all your treasured memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Diane M. Shanahan

  3. George Munroe says:

    Well Billy,
    I guess you will get the answer before me. I also have the same

    question… is there more? These last two years have been very helpful

    to both of us… two old dogs helping and encouraging each other. As you

    pass you take a piece of me with you. The sadness one feels is in direct

    proportion to the happiness one has received…I’m very sad!

    Go with God my brother,


    Tyler, I’m the one who handed him the football!!

  4. Tom Mullen says:

    Having known Billy for over 50 years, I can think of no other friend that I have come to respect and admire. I always found him a humble and a compassionate man. I know he is in good company now and shall miss him.

  5. Joe Casey says:

    Dear Debbie & Pam -

    Your parents and I were childhood friends – I lived at the lake near
    Genie and met your Dad in high school. Billy and I played sports
    together and remained good friends as adults.

    I am saddened to hear of his death and send my deep sympathy
    from Florida.

    P.S. to Tyler — I played Center on that team and handed the
    ball to George!!!

  6. MaryAnn McKeen ( Buddy ) says:

    To the Rooney family ..
    I just tonight heard about your loss ! I am at a loss for words ! I am just so sorry you all had to go through this yet again and so soon .
    My thought’s are with you all at this again ,very sad time.

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