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Fran Rooney

Fran Rooney

Dublin, Castleknock

Fran Rooney (Castleknock, Dublin) passed away peacefully on May 20th 2024 surrounded by his family. He will be sadly missed by his children Yvonne, Dave, Laura and their spouses Brian, Emma, Gary, his grandchildren Seán and Daire, former wife Mary, loving partner Jackie. Beloved son of the late John and Dolores and dear brother of John, Joe, Dermot, Imelda and the late Raymond. R.I.P.

A special thanks to St. Vincent’s Hospital for their long term care of Fran and the staff at Beaumont Hospital who took good care of him in his final days.

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown on Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm.

Removal to the Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock on Friday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by Cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium.

Fran’s Funeral Mass can be viewed by following this LINK on Friday morning (Live only).

Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Focus Ireland a cause close to his heart.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”

Funeral Information

Friday 24th May 2024


The Family would appreciate if you could leave a message to be put into a book of condolences for the family.

stephen hamiltonFriend

Fran, you are a great friend and I will miss you forever. We had a great time together in Dublin and in New York you were there for me when I went through some very hard times and I will always remember that my brother. Sending out prayers and love. to all your family, Mary, Yvonne, David, laura and Jackie. You were, and always will be one of my heroes. Love, Stevie.

Helén McNameecolleague from the Baltimore days

I would like to thank you for giving us who do no longer live in Ireland the chance to attend the celebration of Fran’s life.
I think Fran would have liked that his Baltimore colleagues could attend his send off the digital way. So spot-on.
During many years I was Aidan Gallagher’s secretary and it was Fran and Aidan who hired me in 1997. Working for Baltimore, with Fran and that great crowd, made me friends for life and I am so grateful that your father gave me that opporunity. He was a great leader and a good laugh.

RIP Fran.

Take care of each other <3
Helén McNamee
Varberg, Sweden