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The Telegram
  • Patrick M. Rooke

  • Mr. Patrick M. Rooke, 62, of Charles Street, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Patrick had been courageously battling several heath issues recently and, sadly,  succumbed to them.

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  • Mr. Patrick M. Rooke, 62, of Charles Street, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Patrick had been courageously battling several heath issues recently and, sadly,  succumbed to them.
    He was born on Jan. 2, 1950, a son of the late Harry and Anne M. (Tumonis) Rooke. Patrick was educated in Ilion schools, graduating with the class of 1968. He went on to receive a bachelor of science degree at Oneonta State University, and then in 1993, he attained an associate applied science degree from Herkimer County Community College. Patrick was employed with PAR Technology in New Hartford and Herkimer High School.
    Patrick married the former Ann Marie DeCeglie in St. Anthony’s Church on Oct. 15, 1976, and they recently celebrated 36 years of a devoted and loving marriage.
    He leaves behind his beloved wife, Ann Marie; devoted children, Michael Rooke and his wife, Jennifer Blincoe, of Harpursville, and Christopher Rooke and his wife, Audrie, of Frankfort; and his adored grandchildren, Dante and Cali. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Raymond and his wife, Diane, of Syracuse, Kathy Rooke, of Florida, Edward and Lori, also of Syracuse, and Marion Dell and her husband, Homer, of Key West, Fla.; his  mother-in-law, Alfonza DeCeglie, of Herkimer; in-laws, Paul DeCeglie, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Ilion, and Lorraine Tesoriere and her husband, Joseph, of Saratoga; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Patrick was a faithful member of Saints Anthony and Joseph Church and the Herkimer Polish Community Club.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer (866-1011). Patrick’s funeral will commence with prayer at 9 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 30, followed by his funeral Mass, celebrated by the Reverend Thomas Lawless, at 9:30 a.m. in Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church, South Main Street, Herkimer. Procession will follow to St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Herkimer, where he will be laid to rest.
    Those wishing may contribute in Patrick’s memory to Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church, 344 S. Washington Street, Herkimer, NY 13350. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    Kevin E. Enea, funeral director, is caring for the family.
    To leave an online condolence, please www.eneafamily.com.
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