Francine “Fran” M. Rooney Burke, 69, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on April 1, 2021.
She was born in Bellefonte, PA, and grew up primarily in Marietta, GA. She was a graduate of Joseph Wheeler HS class of 1969. She spent most of her life living in Florida including time in The Keys, Interlachen, Bonita Springs, and the Daytona/Ormond Beach areas.
Fran worked in various restaurants and hotels while living in The Florida Keys. She also spent years working for the Ormond Beach hospital and both the Alachua County and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office where she retired.
Fran’s favorite place to be was on a beach, on any beach, where it was warm. She loved taking walks, relaxing on the beach, boating, watching NASCAR, and spending time with family.
Despite her petite stature, she was a feisty redheaded force of nature. We will miss her cute smile and giggles, her love of adventure, and her bouncy personality.
She is survived by her mother, Janet Rooney, of White, GA, her siblings Jane Tudor, Kathleen Reynolds (Ron), David Rooney (Dee), Marilyn Mandish, Tom Rooney, Teri Rooney, nieces and nephews, and many close friends.
She is predeceased by her father, Francis “Pat” Rooney, of White, GA.
The family is planning a memorial service/celebration of life in the spring or summer at a location in Florida still to be determined.