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Patricia Ann Finneran of Andover, Mass., a devoted mother of five and grandmother to six, a registered nurse, avid gardener, and beloved friend, passed away on July 31, 2017. She was 86.
Born Patricia Hay in Lawrence, Mass., in 1931, Pat attended St. Patrick's elementary and high school. She continued a Catholic all-girls school education through college. She graduated from St. John's School of Nursing, maintaining friends with classmates throughout her life, then worked for Dr. McGovern, through whom she was introduced to her future husband.
Pat was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Arthur Finneran, a business and community leader and owner of Finneran's Pharmacy in North Andover, Mass., and later Allen's Pharmacy in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Together, they raised five children in North Andover. Pat also shared in the responsibilities of running a family business. The business of family was always her top priority and their home on Heath Road was the meeting place for extended family on holidays, and a destination for neighborhood children where there was always another spot at the dinner table. After all five children graduated from college, she went back to work at Talbot's. While Pat enjoyed fashion, the real pleasure for her was being friend and mentor to many young career women.
Pat was a member of the North Andover Garden Club and served as president in the early 1970s. She was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Church in North Andover, then St. Augustine's Church in Andover, and finally Sacred Heart in Manchester-by-the-Sea.
She is survived by her children and extended family, William A. Finneran, Jr. and wife, Jill Finneran, their children, Trip and Emily; daughter, Nancy Walke and husband, Paul Walke, their daughter Amanda; son, Daniel Finneran; daughter, Joanne Hoff and husband, Robert Hoff, their children, Connor, Charlie, and Charlotte; and daughter, Patricia A.M. Finneran; and her sister, Eileen Grey; niece, Cathy White; nephew, Robert Grey and their families.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Michael Church, 196 Main St., preceded by calling hours from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack St., both in North Andover. Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s name to St. Augustine Parish, 43 Essex St., Andover, MA, 01810, or go to http://staugustineparish.org/parish-stewardship/. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 2, 2017
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