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James P. Finnane

May 26, 1931 - October 6, 2018
Cedarburg, WI

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Visitation

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
St. Paul Catholic Church
39 Garfield Avenue
Evansville, WI 53536

Service

Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:30 AM CDT
St. Paul Catholic Church
39 Garfield Avenue
Evansville, WI 53536

Life Story / Obituary


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James Philip Finnane, age 87, returned to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Lasata Senior Campus, Cedarburg. He was born in Janesville, WI, May 26, 1931, son of the late Daniel and Susan (Nee: Crahan) Finnane.

Jim graduated from Evansville High School “Class of 1949”. He graduated from U.W. LaCrosse and then served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 stationed in Korea. He worked as a priest for 3 years, and a middle school teacher and coach for over 30 years. He retired from Kennedy Middle School in Germantown in 1992. Jim loved spending time with his family and building relationships with many friends. He enjoyed volunteering, watching WI sports teams, dancing, playing tennis and sharing encouraging words with everyone he met.

Surviving are his children, Megan (Greg) Claypool of Cedarburg, Sean Finnane of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Caitlin, Brennan, Ben, Charlie and Jackie; brothers, Daniel (Carol) Finnane of Indian Wells, CA, Patrick (Jeanette) Finnane of Evansville, Michael (Mary Ellen) Finnane of Glen Ellyn, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 11:30 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 39 Garfield Ave, Evansville with Fr. Kevin Dooley officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary-Croak Settlement Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family prior to the Mass at church 10:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. Jim liked sponsoring children in need. In lieu of flowers, donations to Compassion International have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring workers at Lasata Senior Campus.

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