John Roney

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2023
Lawrence Funeral Home
2119 Boston Post Road
Darien , Connecticut, United States


11:00 am
Saturday, January 28, 2023
St John Catholic Church
1986 Post Road
Darien, Connecticut, United States


12:30 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Spring Grove Cemetery
41 Hecker Avenue
Darien, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of John Elliot Roney

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John Elliot Roney, 61 of Darien, CT, passed away on January 16 at his home in Darien.

Visitation will be held at the Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Rd., Darien, CT from 4pm to 8pm on January 27. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Church on January 28 at 11am with Father Quinlan officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

John Elliot was born to John Isaac Roney and Lillian Giegerich on March 22, 1961. He graduated from Darien High School in 1979. He was an MVP ice hockey goalie at Darien High School's Blue Wave and even played at the Connecticut States Championships. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in English Literature. He liked the Jets, the Mets, baseball, tennis, skiing, golf. He made a hole in one at the Darien Country Club. He adored his father John and called him his best friend and was a devoted son to his mother Lili. John loved his faith and was baptised at St. John Church of Darien. He loved his boat and the ocean view from his home. He was at peace watching all the birds, hawks, eagles, deer, foxes, chipmunks, groundhogs, rabbits who visited there.

He is survived by his sister Joan Elizabeth Roney; stepsisters Brenda Giegerich and Marsha Torkleson, stepbrothers Joseph and Roy Gabay and stepmother Marcia Roney; cousins Judy Lenzi, Susie Kreyer, Andy Ransco, Elin Roney, Paula Roney, Janice Edinburgh. His mother Lili passed hours after John did. He is preceded in death by his beloved father John Roney, his stepfather Lester Giegerich, his first cousin Valerie Janlois, maternal grandparents William and Viola Ransco, paternal grandparents Regina Gershowitz and Eli Roney (Romy).

Memorial donations may be made to Sea Shepard or Jane Goodall Institute

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Convent of St. Birgitta as well as Anne Marie O'Malley and the O'Malley Care Girls: Maia, both Mariams, and Natalie.

A Luncheon will be held following the cemetery at the Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Ave.  

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