Rita M. (Bulley) Rooney

January 15, 1932 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Rita Rooney Obituary

Rita M. (Bulley) Rooney, 91, of Westerly, passed away on Sunday morning, December 3, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was pre-deceased in 1989 by her husband, Francis N. Rooney D.M.D., a Navy veteran. She is survived by her three daughters, Maureen A. Rooney of Westerly, Lisa M. Zinser (Ken) of Charlestown, RI and Linda J. Rooney of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Stephen J. Greenwell Jr. (Karen Godfrey) of Katy, TX and Amanda Clifford (Jon) of Richmond, RI and three great-granddaughters.

Mrs. Rooney was born in Malden, MA on January 15, 1932, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Argentine (Gendron) Bulley. She was a homemaker. Later on, she was the office manager for her husband’s dental practice in Narragansett for ten years before their retirement in 1988. She loved gardening, reading, desserts, and her family.

Funeral services at the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery will be private.

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice and Palliative Care as well as South County Home Health for all their help and support for the last six months. Contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Beacon Hospice, Meadows Professional Office Park, 1130 Ten Road, Suite A-205, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or United Services Organizations, Inc. (USO), 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109. (The USO had a special place in Rita’s heart since she and her husband first met at a USO dance.) Funeral services are under the direction of Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.

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