John "Jack" Rooney

  • Born: September 12, 1940
  • Died: February 8, 2020
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

John "Jack" Rooney, of Bedford, NH died February 8th, 2020 after a long illness.

Born and raised in Manchester, he was the son of Joseph and Genevieve (McCarthy) Rooney. He graduated from OLPH in 1954, Bishop Bradley High School in 1958, St. Anselm College in 1962 with a BA in Business and Rivier College in 1971 with a Master's in Education Administration.

Jack worked as a teacher and assistant principal for 35 years in the Manchester School System. Jack loved sports. He was an avid golfer and could brag he golfed at one of the hardest golf courses in the US, Ko'olau in Kaneohe, HI. He was an active member at the Derryfield Country Club and a former member at Intervale Country Club.

He was predeceased by his parents and his loving wife of 53 years, Janice (Mahoney) Rooney, brother-in-law and friend, Richard Orzechowski, brother –in-law, Larry Mahoney and son-in-law, Keith Landry.

The family includes two daughters, Tara Landry of Hooksett, Krista McCarthy and her husband Patrick of Manchester; two grandchildren, Ian Landry and Nora Landry of Hooksett; sisters-in-law, June Orzechowski of Hooksett, Toni Ann Mahoney of Fort Payne, AL; nephews, Brent, Richard and Ryan Orzechowski, Lonnie Mahoney; nieces Kathleen Mahoney and Christine Kastovich.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Saturday, February 15th from 6 to 9 pm at the Puritan Backroom's Conference Center, Hooksett Rd. All are welcomed to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St, Manchester, NH 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to him over at the Orzechowski's.

Posted by Rich Gardner - Manchester, NH   February 16, 2020

Tara and Krista , I am so sorry. I liked your Dad so much!! He was a good man. I am thinking of you both and I am so sorry that I didn't make the celebration of life service.

Posted by Corey Doherty - Manchester, NH   February 15, 2020

Jack will be sorely missed, his warm smile & quick wit always there to greet you. Just a genuinely good guy. Our condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Ernie&Ellen Guimond - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 15, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Both Jack and Janice were a huge part of McDonough School, we are all very gratefuland thankful for their many years of hard work and dedication to our school. May the wonderful memories help you find comfort and peace.

Posted by Kenneth DiBenedetto - Londonderry, NH   February 15, 2020

Tara and Krista, We are so very sorry for your loss! Your dad was a wonderful man and our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt June, Toni, and our whole family. Sending our love!

Posted by Lonni & Tricia Mahoney - Wake Forest, NC - Family   February 14, 2020

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad.. John and I shared many fun times through the years with your Mom and Dad that formed everlasting memories. He was a good man. My condolences to June as well.

Kathlyne Aylward

Posted by Kathlyne Aylward - Venice, FL   February 12, 2020

Dear Tara Its been many years sense we have ran into each other. My heart goes to for your loose. Your dad meant a lot to everyone who had the pleasure of being his student. You are an old dear friend and you are in my prayers. Patrick O'Brien

Posted by Patrick O'Brien - NH - Friend   February 12, 2020

I use to work with Dr. Ryan. Mr. Rooney was always one of my favorite patient's. I was fortunate to see him last week and chat with him for a few minutes. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Audrey Beland - Epsom, NH   February 12, 2020

Tara, Krista, heart is so heavy. Jack was one of my most favorite people and I was very much hoping to see him again with my return to NH. May you be comforted by the happy memories of your years togetherI know I will look back fondly in this way in order to keep his beautiful spirit alive. Sending love, Anna

Posted by Anna Ryan - Friend   February 11, 2020

Dear Janice & Family:
Through our high school years John was always a good friend to many. Please accept my condolences for what is a great loss to you and your family. Sincerely, Ed Pouliot

Posted by Edouard Pouliot - Green Valley, AZ   February 11, 2020

Tara and Krista,
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Did not want his death to go by unnoticed. The McCarthy family were longtime neighbors on Highland Ave. at Hampton Beach.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Cornelia and MaryLou.

Posted by Cornelia (Connie) Callahan - Brookline,, MA   February 11, 2020

Not sure if you remember me from high school Tara but was sad to see this news about your Dad. Sending my sincerest condolences.

Posted by Michael Dobbins    February 11, 2020


Tara and Krista, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. He will be with your mother once again.

Posted by Beverly Young Loranger - Tampa, FL   February 11, 2020

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