Sally J. Rooney, age 89, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at Morristown Medical Center. Sally was born March 1st, 1933 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Leon and Cecilia (Pettigrew) Teetsel. At a young age, her family settled in Cranford, NJ, where she grew up and graduated from Cranford High School. After marriage, Sally moved to Edison, NJ, where she raised her family and remained for 20 years. In 1980, she and her family relocated to Hackettstown, NJ, where she spent the rest of her life.
Sally was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wilfred M. Rooney in 2003. She is survived by her loving sister, Barbara (Teetsel) Igeholm and husband Robert, two devoted daughters, Linda (Rooney) Natiello and husband Paul, and Brenda L. Rooney D.C., and three wonderful grandchildren, Brandon, Justin, and Dylan Natiello.
Sally was a selfless and compassionate person, dedicating her life to the needs of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was devoted to being involved in her family’s lives, by participating in her children’s lives as a PTA President, room mother, lunch aide, and school librarian. She was employed as a waitress at the Chester Diner and Larison’s Turkey Farm for many years. She also worked as the beloved receptionist at her daughter’s Chiropractic practice. She continued her devotion to her family by supporting and attending her grandchildren’s activities, sports, and performances. Sally was the center of all family gatherings, providing a rich dinner and a welcoming space for family and friends. Her presence at these family gatherings will be deeply missed.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 2-6 PM, with a memorial service at 5:30 PM.