Catherine Ann Kay Finnegan


Catherine Ann “Kay” Finnegan of Holbrook passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at South Shore Hospital. Catherine was born on December 10, 1924 in Andover, MA and raised in Andover with 6 brothers, Joseph, Jack, Bernard, Paul, Frank and Gus as well as one sister, Maryanne. She was a graduate of Punchard High School in Andover and St. Margaret’s School of Nursing in Boston. As a registered nurse for over 60 years, Catherine lovingly cared for thousands of patients. She spent the last 30 years of her career at Norfolk County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years John “Moose” Finnegan, her brothers and her sister. She is survived by her children Dennis and his wife Sharon of Omaha, Nebraska, Daniel of Holbrook, MA, John and his wife Margo of Chatham, New Jersey, Steven and his wife Marie of Brockton, MA, Maura Aborn and her husband Steve of Plymouth, MA, Brian and his wife Saskia of Amsterdam, Timothy and his wife Ann of Milton, MA and Cati O’Malley of Norwood, MA. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was a resident of Holbrook and member of St Joseph Parish for 63 years. Her greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed a wonderful marriage with her husband John until his death in 1982. She also spent countless hours watching her children and grandchildren at various sporting activities. She was happiest at one of their ballgames cheering them on or taking in the sun and swimming with them at the beach.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Monday March 5th at 11:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Holbrook at 12pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday, March 4th from 3-7pm. Interment will be held on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay’s memory can be made to the high school where her 8 children graduated: The John F. & Catherine A. Finnegan Memorial Scholarship, Archbishop Williams HS Development Office, 40 Independence Ave., Braintree, MA 02184.


First Name: Paul
Last Name: Fortin
City: Boonville
State: NY
Entry Date: 03/01/2018

Thank you, “A Ta”, for all the joy you brought into our lives through out your life. Thank you for always caring about us. Thank you for being at Sunday dinners, weddings (no matter how much snow), holiday celebrations, summer days and vacations at the beach (not letting the tide bring me out to sea) and, yes, even when we celebrated the life of family member in their passing. Whether we were in Marlborough or Holbrook or other places, you helped make those get togethers positive ones. God bless and Rest In Peace.

First Name: Paula
Last Name: Grzybinski Richard
City: Medfield
State: MA
Entry Date: 03/01/2018

So Sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful lady. She will be so missed! You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

First Name: Jerry and Darlene
City: St. Simons Island
State: GA
Country: U.S..
Entry Date: 03/01/2018

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We had a nice card and note from Kay at Christmas. Sorry we cannot make the funeral but Darlene just had shoulder replacement surgery a few days ago and I am her nurse for a few weeks. We would have loved to see all the family again. Again

First Name: Lorraine
Last Name: Finnegan Neville
City: Redmond
State: OR
Country: United States
Entry Date: 03/02/2018

Aunt of the kindest, most loving persons I’ve known. Always had her beautiful, welcoming smile on. A life well lived, may she rest now in peace. Blessings on all the family. ✨

First Name: Elizabeth
Last Name: Thomas
City: Milton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 03/03/2018

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Mrs. Catherine Ann Kay Finnegan. Her life and legacy will continue to live in through the lives of her loving children and grandchildren. Her loving and doting son Tim , his wife my dear friend Ann and two of her grandsons, Matthew and Jack were so fond of their beloved Grammie. I may never have tasted her famous banana bread but I have heard all about it and know that she was on the stands cheering on Jack for many of his baseball and football games. A life well lived and it is clear she lived life to the fullest. I will keep the family in my prayers during this difficult time and know that though she will be missed , memories of happier times shared will forever remain with them. May she forever Rest in Eternal peace.

First Name: Ellen
Last Name: Berry
City: Ssnta Ross
State: CA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 03/03/2018

My condolences to the Finnegan family . May your beloved Mother rest in peace .

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