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Obituary: Gertrude Rooney

Gertrude Rooney, née Haffey (82), left this earth Sept. 28, 2011. Longtime Manhasset resident, most recently residing in Port Washington, she will be forever remembered for her love and devotion to her family, her compassion and her kind words for all whom she encountered, her gift with language, marked especially by her quick wit, and her deep faith in God. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Peter F. Sr.; loving children Kevin, Joseph (Kathleen), Maureen, Brendan (Guadalupe), Timothy (Julie), Theresa, Peter Jr. (Christine), Eileen McCarthy (Patrick); her cherished grandchildren, Dr. Kellie Foster (Matthew), Tara, Katie Rooney-Appel (Patrick) Andi, Alexandra, Peter, Christopher, Maria, Brian, Paddy, Conor, Matty and her loving caretaker, Alba Sanchez.

Visitation was held at the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset on Oct. 1 and 2. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, Oct. 3 at St. Mary’s Church, Manhasset, with interment following at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Long Island, Autism Speaks, or a charity of your choice.