Rooney, Joseph James, age 75, of Hawthorne, passed peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Born in Paterson, Joseph lived in Hawthorne for 50 years and worked as an owner/machinist for Hawthorne Machine Products after serving his country proudly in the U.S Navy. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s R.C Church in Hawthorne.
Joseph was the beloved husband of Carol Rooney (nee: Yaged) for 55 years. Loving father of Mark Rooney and his wife Pam of Hawthorne, Beth Ann O’Hagan and her husband, Patrick of Wyckoff, and Timothy Rooney and his wife, Tara of West Atlantic City. Grandfather of Erin Rose, Patrick, Joseph, Brendan, Shane, Taylor and Timothy. Dear brother of Jim, Patricia, and the late Grace McVeigh (2017).
Funeral will depart at 9:15am on Monday, October 15, 2018 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, for a 9:30am funeral mass at St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Cremation will be private. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 2-6pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Christian Healthcare Center, 301 Sicomac Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481, or the John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 2nd St, Hackensack, NJ 07601.