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Obituary: James Matthew Rooney, 12

May 30, 2016 07:46PM ● By Bill Gilman

James Matthew Rooney, 12

James Matthew Rooney, age 12, of Wilmington, died accidentally, on May 27, 2016.

James was the cherished son of Dennis P. and Jacqueline (O’Hara) Rooney, beloved brother of Dennis P. Rooney III, Cullen S. Rooney, and the late Lance Cpl. Steven M. West all of Wilmington. Loving grandson of Dennis and Yvette Rooney of Wilmington and Patricia O’Hara of Billerica. Dear nephew of James and Caroline O’Hara of Boston and John O’Hara of Billerica. Cousin of Jack O’Hara of Haverhill. James is also survived by a large extended family of great aunts and uncles, cousins, as well as many friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, June 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 2nd from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Gina Johnson at Operation Home Ties, 350 Massachusetts Avenue #194, Arlington, MA 02474 Visit the website at

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