Marian Mooney (nee Careen)
1959 - 2022
Marian Mooney (nee Careen)
Visitation Information
Tuesday & Wednesday
Visitation Location
Holy Rosary Church, Branch
Service Information
Service Date
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
Holy Rosary Church, Branch
Burial Information
Burial Location
Holy Rosary Cemetery, Branch
Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society
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On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Marian Mooney (nee Careen), a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, nurse, and friend, passed away. She was 63.

Marian was born on August 26, 1959, to parents, Gerard and Annie Careen, Point Lance. Marian completed her Registered Nursing program at the Grace General Hospital in 1979. She practiced in St. John’s and Labrador City before starting her public health nursing career in Ferryland at the young age of 25. She then went on to serve the people of Branch, Point Lance, St. Bride’s, and the Cape Shore, for 31 years, until her retirement in 2016.

During her nursing school days, Marian started dating the love of her life, Len. They married in 1983 and welcomed Jeremy, the beautiful baby boy who made her a mom, followed by Jeffrey, Jordan, and Jamie. "The boys," which she lovingly referred to them as, were the other four loves of her life.

Marian was known to many as "Nurse Mooney" and was continually noted for her professionalism, kindness, and her realistic and practical approach. Most would agree that her role went beyond the traditional; she often acted as counsellor, confidante, trusted advisor, and was available 24/7 to anyone who called.

Marian loved royal-watching and would have been immersed this week in the events surrounding the Queen’s passing. She loved the simple things in life—reading and TV (always non-fiction: she didn’t have time for "made-up stories"), quiet time at her window overlooking the ocean at her home in Branch, visiting with her mom and family in Point Lance, and road trips and vacations with her brother, Willie, and sister-in-law and close friend, Cathy.

Marian will be deeply missed by her husband and partner of 39 years, Len; her boys, Jeremy (Kayla), Jeffrey (Rebecca), Jordan (Rebecca), and Jamie (Courtney); her sweet little granddaughter, Hazel; her mom, Annie; her brothers, Willie (Cathy), Gerard (Annette), Reggie (Cathy), and Dermot (Rhoda); her sisters, Dolores (Hughie), Bernadette (Foncy-deceased), Joan (Eugene), Rita (Roger), and Glenda (Denis); her sisters-in-law, Catherine (Tony) and Sadie (Joey); her brother-in-law, Eugene (Rita); her cousins and lifelong friends, Martin, Ruth, Monica, and Geraldine; her close friends, Roma, Vivian, and Selina; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and the family’s many, many dogs.

Marian is pre-deceased by her father, Gerard; brother, Walter; parents-in-law, John and Catherine Mooney; brothers-in-law, Foncy Careen, John Mooney, Edward (Neddy) Mooney; and sister-in-law, Nora Hogan.

The family extends warm thanks to the staff of 4 West at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital for their compassionate care and to Dr. Kara Laing, Marian’s oncologist for the past 20 years.

Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Church, Branch, on Tuesday, September 20th and Wednesday, September 21st. A tribute to Marian’s memory will be held on Wednesday at 7 pm. The funeral mass will take place on Thursday, September 22nd, at 11:00 am.

Flowers are gratefully accepted, or donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society

Marian Mooney (nee Careen)