Paul B. Rooney
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Mr Rooney, was my fourth grade teacher at Fitzgerald School, Waltham.

I had some disabilities, including being hearing impaired. Because of these challenges, I needed assistance outside the classroom. Mr Rooney was very accommodating to this need.

During class I found Mr Rooney to be quite "engaging"...He loved teaching and making the subjects interesting to us students.

Some examples: He would move about the front of class and suddenly point to one of us. "6x8!", he would exclaim...And that individual

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Posted by: Alfred Maurer, II - Natick, MA - Student 1973 -1974   Feb 01, 2013

I worked with Paul from 1965-1970in the sales dept. at Ark-Les Switch in Watertown. Paul was great at everything he did. We all enjoyed his wit and humor. R.I.P. my friend. Donald Hansenh

Posted by: Donald Hansen - Orange, MA - Friend   Oct 05, 2012

Martha and Stephen, it is with great sadness that I have learned of my "Rooney"'s passing. Your Dad and Mom were my second set all those summers in Marshfield. I have always held Kite Lady and Rooney in my heart as I have you both. Mom and Dad (Margi and Bob) send their love and prayers along with mine. Never let the music die, and remember when the wood burns blue in the fire place its Pirates Blood....

Posted by: Josi Luciano Embree - Augusta, GA - Kite Lady and Rooney's Chipmunk   May 22, 2012

So sad to hear of Mr. Rooneys Passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I have fond memorys of Mr. Rooney from Fitzgerald school growing up.

Posted by: Doris Casella Landry - Townsend, MA - Student   Jan 04, 2012

Steve and family, I just happened to find this by mistake. The pictures are fantastic. I only met your parents a couple of times. They were such a beautiful couple-they looked like they loved each other very much and just belonged together. I wish I could have found out earlier and possibly been there to support you and give you a hug and a kiss and my shoulder to cry on if neccesary, I miss you a lot and hope

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Posted by: David Glicklich - Boca Raton, FL - CLOSE FRIEND OF STEVE   Dec 07, 2011

Martha & Steve - my condolences to you and your family. Memories of Overland Road will never fade - good families, good times and good memories.
Kathy Madden

Posted by: Kathy Madden - Waltham, MA - neighborhood   Nov 29, 2011

Martha and Steve So sorry for your loss. my prayers go out to you both. your dad was always good to us kids. people like him made our neighborhood a great place to grow up.


Posted by: Gary Arenburg - waltham, MA - old neighbor   Nov 27, 2011

Martha, I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by: Kate McQuaid-Tedesco - Shirley, MA   Nov 27, 2011

Mr. Rooney was by far my all time favorite teacher. His knack for making learning fun has always been one of the most precious memories of my childhood. I will never forget the days that "Grover" came to school to visit. Although we were all 10 years old at that time, the excitement of Grover couldn't be contained. So many times those visits were accompanied by ice cream that his wife would bring in on hot days. 25 sweaty fourth

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Posted by: Maria Cincotta - Wareham, MA - one of his students in 1977   Nov 19, 2011

Sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved and cared for him. You will always have the memories and the last time you visited him . My prayers are with you and your family.wzGn6

Posted by: joe spokis - oxford, MA - friend of steve   Nov 19, 2011