Medfield-Rooney, Janet M. (Larkin) Age 92, died Friday, July 24, 2020 after a three-week illness.
Born September 8, 1927 in Norwood MA to the late Albert and Agnes Larkin. She was the sister of the late Robert (Shirley), Allan and Richard Larkin all of Medfield, and the sister-in-law of Joan Larkin. She is survived by her children, Linda (George) Armstrong of So. Dennis, Allan (Patricia) Rooney of Danvers, Janet (Paul) LeDuc of Hopkinton and her daughter-in-law Cecile Rooney of New Milford, CT. She was predeceased by her son Robert M. Rooney who died in 1992.She also leaves 9 grandchildren, Nathan and Luke Devine, Christopher, Patrick and Kathleen Rooney, Erin and Daniel Clark and Colleen and Kevin Rooney and 4 great-grandchildren, Jacoby and Whitney Rooney and Charlotte and Logan Devine, as well as many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Janet was educated in Medfield Public Schools and was voted Miss Personality, Class of 1946. She went on to study at the Stratford Secretarial School in Boston and also studied at The New England Conservatory of Music.
Janet was an avid singer and sang for many weddings in Medfield throughout the years. Janet married Robert Rooney in September of 1948 and settled in Danvers where she raised her four children. Anyone who really knew Janet knew that her claim to fame was that she sang for the soon-to-be President John F. Kennedy in 1960. She was a member of the North Shore Players, The Catholic Daughters and The Couple’s Club. She was very involved with her children as a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Brownie Leader and loved her time working as a playground monitor at the Portables and Danversport School. She also held positions at the Essex Agricultural School and the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 from 10-11:30at the Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller Street, Medfield, MA with a Funeral service to follow at 11:30, followed by a Christian burial at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Janet's name to: The Dysphagia Research Society at dysphagiaresearch.org or Dana Farber.