December 08, 2023

Mary L Finnegan

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Mary L Finnegan, 84, died on December 8, 2023 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Queens, NY.  She soon moved to Flanders, NJ where she graduated from Roxbury High School.  After graduation, she attended St. Elizabeth College to pursue her passion in Literature.  In July of 1965, she married, then settled in Kenvil in 1971, where she lived the rest of her life. She had a long, distinguished career as a Home Health Aide during which she achieved the high honor of NJ Home Health Aide of the Year.  Mary was kind and compassionate, dedicating herself to the care of others in her personal and professional life working for Visiting Health Service of Morris County, Hospice Care, Merry Heart and Welkind.  She retired from the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Randolph.  Mary loved being a part of her community and was a member of St. Mary’s R C Church in Wharton. Mary also was a devout member of the St. Mary’s Rosary Society, The St. Mary’s Bereavement Group, The Roxbury Arts Alliance, The Roxbury Economic Board.  She volunteered for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.  Later in life she returned to her love of words and became a published poet, which was one of her proudest achievement.

She was predeceased by her husband John B Finnegan in 1997, as well as her siblings Terese Henry, Virginia Guererra, James Cooper and Lawrence Cooper (Living spouse Arlene Cooper).Mary is survived by her 3 children – Michelle Callaway of Bloomfield, John Vincent (and his wife, Kelly) Finnegan of Hopewell and Edward Finnegan of Kenvil. She also leaves her grandchildren Haley Callaway, Colin and Sam Finnegan, as well as siblings Rosalie Scheckel, Alice Cooper, Thomas Cooper, Elaine Sleever and Dolores Kloczko.  As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (, on Tuesday, December 12th, from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8  pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 9:30 am, at St. Mary’s R C Church in Wharton, followed by the interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to or to

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