2002-11-16 / Community

Ellen Rooney Turns 100!

Ellen Rooney Turns 100!

Ellen Mulligan Rooney was born on October 30, 1902 in County Leitrim, Ireland. She came to the United States in 1921. After years of living in Manhattan, she met and married John Rooney in 1937 (now deceased), and moved to Broad Channel.

The couple had three children; Marie Synder of Westbury, John Rooney of Redwater, Texas and Eileen Licurse of Valley Stream. After 50 years of living in Broad Channel, she moved to Valley Stream to live with her daughter Eileen.

A woman with strong religious faith, Ellen was a regular visitor to church and strong believer in the importance of family. Today she resides at Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Woodmere. She has a kind word for all, and is truly a gentle soul. Mrs. Rooney has ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A party was held in her honor at the Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center with many friends and family members.

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