John E. Rooney, III, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at St. Mary Medical Center, in the comforting presence of his devoted wife, Michele (nee McAteer), and surrounded in spirit by the love of his family. He was 71. Born in Southwest Philadelphia to the late John “Reds” Jr. and Therese (nee Blee), he was raised in Lansdowne, PA, resided in Downingtown, PA for many years, and had been a resident of Morrisville, PA, for the past 25 years.
John was a proud graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and Villanova University. He dedicated over 40 years of his professional life as a finance director for Amtrak before retiring. A man of strong faith, John was a devoted Communicant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Morrisville, PA. He served as the Athletic Director for the CYO Program and generously volunteered his time with Shared Meal. Additionally, John was an active member of The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael Dougherty Div 1, Bristol, where he dutifully served as Treasurer.
Above all, John cherished spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele (nee McAteer), his five children, Siobhan, Shane, Aileen, Colin, and Maximilian, and his two grandchildren, Teagan and Tobias. John is also survived by his siblings, Edward and his wife Deborah, Gerard and his wife Susan, and Gregory and his wife Joanne, along with many nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 10:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Morrisville, PA. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough, and on Friday morning from 9:30 am to 10:15 am at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to https://www.ahtn.org/. This is the website to make donations to Shared Meal and the other services they provide in our area.