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Gordon Rooney was established in 1969 by Gordon Rooney and was situated at his home on Wingfield Road in Norwich.

In 1965, Gordon purchased the business of J G Wones at 1 Durham Street, Norwich. In 1966, Gordon tendered and successfully acquired the coroner’s contract which he held for 8 years.

In 1969, Gordon reopened 122 Bowthorpe Road in Norwich, which was previously W Doy & Son Funeral Directors before it went out of business.

“Gordon Rooney worked at 122 Bowthorpe Road until 1983. In that time Gordon looked after many different funerals, exhumations and also burials at sea, one of which he came out of retirement for in 1988.”

In 1983 Gordon sold 1 Durham Street and 122 Bowthorpe road to Peter Taylor’s Funeral Service.

Over the years Gordon Rooney has retained its name and traditions. Families still remember Gordon because he had arranged and conducted family member’s funerals.

Gordon Rooney is committed to supporting the local community, hosting charity events, supporting local churches, sponsored walks for Mencap and have also helped out at the local church for coffee mornings, talking to the locals.

“Gordon Rooney is a highly regarded and well established name with families in the community who are still coming here through the generations.”

The Christmas Memorial tree is very popular and lots of families from the past few years still come along to place a tag on the tree.