March 21, 1930 ~ July 6, 2011
Shirley Dorothy 'Dot' Rooney of Pinehurst passed on July 6, 2011. She was born to the late Frank and Antonette Morris on March 21, 1930 in Darien, CT. She was joined with 3 brothers; Edward (Fonda) Morris and the late Robert and Donald Morris. As a child she excelled in dance and ballet among other activities.
In 1949 Dot married the late, Joseph W. 'Bud' Rooney. Together they raised four children; Mark (Margot), of El Segundo, CA; Todd Rooney of The Woodlands, TX; Sandra (Chuck) Chenet of Clarkston, MI; and Scott (Linda) Rooney of Livonia, MI. She adored her nine grandchildren; Jonathan, Jay, Steven, Patrick, Kevin, Flynne, Brendan, Katy, and Megan. They lived together in many parts of the country; Connecticut, Maine, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California before retiring to Pinehurst.
In addition to being a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Dot enjoyed learning and volunteering. At the age of 60 she completed her associates degree, was a three term past president of the St. Joseph of the Pines Guild where she worked diligently on various projects. In appreciation for her volunteerism with the guild there is a garden with the Healing Christ statue dedicated in her honor.
In 1995 Dot married Walter 'Mac' McManus. Together they remained active in the area with many friends.
Entombment and committal will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Pinelawn Memorial Park Mausoleum followed by a memorial service at 12:00 PM in the Chapel at Belle Meade conducted by Father John Nicola and Father Robert Shea. Following the service there will be a reception at Belle Meade.
Memorials may be made to: St. Joseph of the Pines Guild, 100 Gossman Drive, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or the Alzheimer's Association P O Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines is assisting the Rooney family.