Annie (Annjeanette) Rooney Urbanski, 96, of Findlay, OH died on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Primrose Retirement Community. Annie is reunited with her dear husband, Lou, who passed away in 2008.
Annie was born on October 30, 1922 in Columbus Grove, OH, to Edward Rooney and Louise Halker Rooney. Annie was the third of eleven children growing up in a faith-filled, fun-loving family. On August 30, 1947, she married Lou Urbanski, the love of her life, in the Log Chapel at Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN. She is survived by children - sons, Michael (Gail), Tucson, AZ; John (Jackie), Findlay, OH; and three daughters - LuAnne Colin, Frederick, MD; Dottie (Don) Semesky, Lutherville, MD and Nancy (Steve) Johnston, Hilton Head Island, SC; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, sister, Maureen (John) Voorhees, Ann Arbor, MI and brother Tom Rooney, Oxnard, CA.
Annie graduated from Findlay High School in 1940 where she served as the first female class president. She went on to work at Marathon Oil as Mr. O.D. Donnell's executive administrative assistant.
Annie and Lou raised their five children in three locations, Findlay, OH, Tucson, AZ, and Baltimore, MD. In each of these cities Annie contributed hours of service to others through her work in the Hospital Auxiliary Twig #1, the Meridian Club, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Child Conservation League (CCL) and the Newman Center. Annie was a long-standing member of the Findlay Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf. She was also a 40+ year member of the Square Dance Club. She was an avid bridge player throughout her life, participating in Tuesday Bridge Club and Bridge Around. Annie truly put others first and lived life to the fullest.
Upon returning to Findlay in 1975, Annie and Lou joined their two sons, Mike and John, in forming their family restaurant, The Rocking U.
Annie was a daily attendee at St. Michael the Archangel Church 7:00 am Mass where she shared her faith (and a cup of coffee) with dear friends.
Visitation will be held at the Narthex of St. Michael the Archangel Church on 750 Bright Road from 9-11am on Saturday, February 9, 2019, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Michael Zacharias. Annie will be buried at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
Our family would like to thank the caring staff and residents of Primrose Retirement Community and Bridge Home Health Hospice.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road and the United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway.
KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.