Dennis W. Finnegan, 76, of Middletown, loving husband of Patricia (Dandeneau) Finnegan went to share eternal life and peace with God in Heaven on Saturday, August 28, 2021 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving and cherished family in the comfort of his home.
Denny was born, the second son of Edward S. Finnegan and Esther Fuller Wightman Finnegan, on November 14, 1944. He graduated from DeSales High School in Geneva, NY in 1962.
After working many years in the financial industry, he retired to work in the satisfying career of designing and installing kitchens. When it came to the home, he was truly a jack of all trades, able and willing to help friends and neighbors.
He married the love of his life, Patricia, on August 24, 1985 and within a few years completed his family with two incredible children.
Denny truly loved life and had numerous friends. He was an avid sailor, loved to dance with his wife and was a voracious reader. Over the years he had many pets and loved each one dearly. He will be remembered for always being ready to help anyone in need.
He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Mary Alice Finnegan, his mother-in-law Phyllis Brown and father-in-law Richard Dandeneau, a brother-in-law Robert Shirm and numerous aunts and uncles, including Francis and Ruth Finnegan.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia Finnegan, children Kelly (Bryan) Waters and Jared Finnegan; Grandchildren Adalynn Rose Waters and Bryan Robert Waters, Jr., his brother Edward (Marilyn) Finnegan of Texas, sister Ann (David) Krampen of Geneva, NY and Kathleen Shirm of Cooperstown, NY. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He also leaves a friend who was like a brother to him, Philip Perfido of Rocky Hill, CT.
The family would like to thank Middlesex Hospice, especially Sarah, Jan and Beata, for their help and guidance.
In lieu of flowers, Denny has requested donations to EWTN, a Catholic television station that brought him great peace and comfort, St. Jude's Children’s Hospital or any animal shelter of your choosing.
His life will be celebrated at a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at St. Pius Church 310 Westfield St., Middletown, CT. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.