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Mary Elizabeth Rooney

On Saturday, July 3rd occurred the passing of Mary Elizabeth Rooney (née Wallace), a native of Glin, Co. Limerick, Ireland. She came to New York as a very young woman. She rose to prominence in the local banking industry in Woodhaven, with years of service at Columbia Federal Savings and having retired as Vice President of Community Federal Savings. She was locally active in the Rotary Club and the Woodhaven BID. She was the widow of Michael John Rooney, Sr. who died in 2018. She is survived by two sons, Michael, Jr and Kevin. She is survived also by daughters in-law Tammy Rooney and Louise Watson-Rooney and granddaughter Mattie Eileen Rooney and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The viewing will be at Leahy-McDonald Funeral Home at 111-02 Atlantic Ave Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11419 on Friday July 9, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Sat. July 10th at 10am St. Elizabeth’s RC church at 94-20 85th Street, Ozone Park, NY 11416. Burial at St. John’s Cemetery at 80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, NY 11379 to follow the funeral on Saturday.

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