Betty Lou Rooney


Brewer - On May 10, 2019, Betty Lou Rooney (Grass) passed peacefully from our world into heaven, or as she liked to tell her grandkids: she returned home to Mars.
Betty was a fun loving woman. She grew up in Brewer with her sisters, who were known as the Grass girls. She adored her daughters and found much pride in being a grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived a simple life and had many favorite stories, which she told repeatedly. Her daughter Katherine was able to give her many vacations to Florida, shopping trips and luxuries that she loved. Her family will never forget her love of green apples with salt in the summer.
Betty was predeceased by father Lewis Grass; mother Lillian Perry; sisters Persis Sellers, Joyce Colosacco; daughter Katherine Hanson. She is survived by daughters Joyce Brasslett, Amy Sue Booker and husband Shawn; grandchildren Christopher, Heather, Joshua, Brandon, Kaylah, Brendon, Cody, Bethany, Aiden, Lily; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Sue Ann; best friends Vicky and Rosemary. Betty was loved by all that knew her.
Messages and memories may be shared with the family at A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday evening, May 16, 2019, at a location to be announced on that website. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Go Fund Me account on Facebook.
Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Judy DeGrasse Bassett
May 18, 2019
Betty Lou and I went to Y-Teens together. She didn't mind the walk to Bangor. We had some good times.
Delight Colby
May 14, 2019
Always enjoyed seeing/talking with Betty at our reunions. Fun times growing up in Brewer ME. R.I.P. fellow classmate.