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Patricia Marie Finnegan

August 19, 1944 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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We are very saddened to share that our mom , Patricia Marie Finnegan (Pat) passed away on November 11, 2022,  in Marlton, N.J.  surrounded by her loved ones. Pat was born and raised in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx on 08/19/1944, Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Agnes Rita Finnegan and her brother, Raymond. She is lovingly survived by her son, Joseph Murphy (Wife, Gillian); her daughter Kristin Murphy-Slaton (husband Joseph); her granddaughter Madeline Slaton; sister Joanne Girard (husband James); her sister-in-law, Maureen, and to as well all nieces and nephews…

Pat graduated from St. Patrick’s Cathedral High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. Patricia lived in Cortlandt Manor, NY and then North White Plains, NY before retiring to The Villages in Florida for 14 years, and most recently to Holiday Villages in Mount Laurel, NJ.

Pat was a dedicated Mother to Joseph Murphy and Kristin Slaton (née Murphy), “Maimeo” to her granddaughter, Maddie whom she adored. Big Sister to Joanne and Ray and “Sister” to Maureen, Marion, Mickey, Margie, Theresa, Frances, Rosemary, Virginia, Jimmy

She worked as a bookkeeper for Saucy Susan, Briarcliff Manor, NY, Colonial Terrace, Cortlandt, NY and retired from Surico & Associates, White Plains, NY.

 Pat was a kind, gracious woman with a curiosity for the world around her. Pat loved to learn about history, especially that of her own family. She spent years immersed in Genealogy, tracing parts of her family back to the 1600’s in Scotland.  Pat was excited to connect with new distant relatives.  When she exhausted this line of research, she used her skills and knowledge to help other people explore their family background.  Pat also transcribed many historical records for the Ancestry database.  Patricia’s love of her history and culture led her to travel. She visited Ireland several times with family and friends, and Scotland as well. Pat was a talented knitter, always creating beautiful items for friends and family.

Pat was one of the first residents of Grovewood Villas a community of caring individuals in The Villages Florida.  She participated in Book Club, Ladies’ Lunch, Dinner Out, Mahjong, and various outings.  She delighted in 2 Irish Clubs and Genealogy Club, Zumba classes and Sparky’s Strummers with cousin Dan.  Pat enjoyed plays and music events at the town squares.  Her neighbors marveled at her positive attitude, and strength.  Pat volunteered teaching younger generation the fun of knitting at the local middle school. The thread through all her activities and interests was her kindness, generosity, and desire for others to learn and excel. She encouraged others through her own pursuits and example. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In heaven, she will be reunited with her parents, brother Ray and family that are waiting for her.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or if you want to honor her in another way, go out today and help someone less fortunate.

 “to love another person is to see the Face of God” (Les Misérables). 

 

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Friday
November 18, 2022

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hawthorne Funeral Home
21 W Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
November 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Church
2 Broadway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Committal
Saturday
November 19, 2022

11:30 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 W Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532

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