Nadine A. (Johansson) Rooney, 79,of Carver, Massachusetts passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 after a very courageous battle with long term illnesses. Nadine was born on February 2, 1943, to Tage and Gertrude (Nelson) Johansson. She grew up in Hyde Park and graduated from Hyde Park High School before attending Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.
She married her loving husband Robert E. Rooney Jr., and went on to have 8 beautiful children. Nadine had a very full life, and was deeply dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. Nadine was truly proud of her 100% Swedish heritage, always telling stories of her trips there and of her background. She was an avid traveler, and was always planning her next trip, often when she was on the plane home! Her other joy was Disney, she loved visiting the parks and collecting memorabilia from there. She was also an avid shopper and loved showering her children and grandchildren with gifts. Many will remember her for her amazing holiday celebrations, specifically Christmas and Thanksgiving. She took great pride in her family and her home and loved sharing it with others.
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Rooney Jr. of Carver, her children, Pamela and David Lynch of Florida, Laura and Frank Romanelli of Carver, Barbara Rooney of Carver, Lisa Rooney-Kent of Sandwich, Robert E.III and Carlee Rooney of Carver, and James and Natalie Rooney of Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her daughter Donna Rooney O’Donnell and her infant son Kenneth Victor Rooney. She is also survived by her only brother, Lee and Deborah Johansson of Carver.
She was extremely proud of her 16 grandchildren, David Robert Romanelli, David Lynch, Corey Romanelli, Michael Lynch, Sam Romanelli, Zachary Casarez, Kassidy O’Donnell, Baylee Rooney, Keegan O’Donnell, Kaylen Rooney, Alyx O’Donnell, Molly Kent, Scotty Kent, Robert E. Rooney IV, Julia Rooney and Anna Rooney.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, August 28th from 1-5pm at Shephard Funeral Home, 116 Main Street in Carver, Massachusetts. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, August 29th at the Parish of Carver, 115 Main Street at 10am. In lieu of flowers, Nadine’s family has asked that donations be made to the Carver Athletic Boosters, PO Box 552, Carver, MA 02330, of which she was a past president and loved giving back to the youth of Carver.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Nadine A.
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Carver