Sister Marie Finnegan Obituary

Sister Marie  Finnegan
Sister Marie Finnegan
Sister Marie Finnegan

August 4, 1924 - June 8, 2011
Born in Keswick, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Sister Márie Finnegan CHM, 86, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, IA. Rosary and visitation will be on Thursday, June 9, 4 p.m., at Our Lady of Peace Chapel, Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, with the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Visitation at Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport will be Friday, June 10, 4–7 p.m., with Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. at Humility of Mary Center with burial following.

Theresa Finnegan, (Sister Márie) was born August 4, 1924, in Keswick, Iowa, to John and Ellen Lenaghan Finnegan. On January 31, 1943, she entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Ottumwa, and professed vows in 1945. She received a BA in Elementary Education from Marycrest College, Davenport and a MSE in Curriculum & Instruction from Drake University, Des Moines.

Sister Márie was an educator in schools in Iowa, Montana and Minnesota. In Des Moines she taught at St. Anthony and Christ the King schools and was principal at St. Joseph School. She later served as Assistant CHM Coordinator at Bishop Drumm Care Center.

Sister Márie is survived by a brother, Terry of Parnell, IA, nieces and nephews and sisters and associates of her religious community.

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Humility of Mary.

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Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Thursday, June 9, 2011
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Humility of Mary Center
820 W. Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804
Saturday, June 11, 2011
11:00 AM
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Davenport, IA
Saturday, June 11, 2011


Sisters of the Humility of Mary
820 West Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804