Irene M. Looney, age 86, passed away March 24, 2012, at Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover.  Born in Poplar Grove, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Sarah (McMullen) Grant.


Irene M. Looney, age 86, passed away March 24, 2012, at Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover.  Born in Poplar Grove, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Sarah (McMullen) Grant.

She and her late husband, Charles L. Looney,  traveled extensively during his military career settling  in Dover in 1969.

Mrs. Looney had been a long time member of Holy Cross Church and was an extremely active person throughout her life. Conscious of her physical fitness she was an accomplished bowler and golfer, and was quite proud of her achieving a hole in one on two separate occasions. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who in her quieter moments enjoyed the time spent gardening and with her dogs.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia Precourt and Sandra Looney along with two sisters.    

Mrs. Looney is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Hinkle and spouse, Charles of Dover, DE, and Teresa (Terri) Looney and friend, Barbara Thornton, of Perryville, MD. Her sister, Lucielle Hubner of Chicago, Ill and three loving grandchildren; Nicole Hinkle, Daniel Precourt and Amy Piolunek.

Friends may call Thursday, March 29, 2012, starting at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St. Dover, DE where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover. Family suggests donations in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reeds Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Guest book signings and condolences may be made via www.ambruso.com.

Life’s End Services are by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc. Dover.