William Bartholomew Finnegan

  • Visitation: Private

  • Location: O'Connell Funeral Home 
    30 Little Plains Road. Southampton
  • Religious Service: Our Lady of Poland RC Church in Southampton
    Wednesday, June 1st at 10:00 AM
  • Service Type: Public

  • Biography

    Born: May 23, 1916
    Died: May 27, 2011
    Age: 95



    William Bartholomew Finnegan of Southampton died at Southampton Hospital on May 27, 2011 at the age of 95. Born in Brooklyn in 1916 he graduated from Westbury High School and began his long mechanical engineering career at Sperry Gyroscope. He retired from Airborne Instruments Laboratory, a division of Cutler Hammer in Deer Park
    Mr. Finnegan, "Bill" is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Mildred, a daughter Patricia Pellegrino and her husband Alan of Southampton, a son Kevin and his wife Diane also of Southampton, four grandchildren; Christopher and Jodi Pellegrino of Yamhill, Oregon; Pamela and Brian Blackburn of Tujunga, California; Brian Finnegan of Connecticut and Jennie Finnegan of Southampton and three great grandchildren; Piper and Cricket Pellegrino of Yamhill, Oregon and Samuel Blackburn of Tujunga, California.
    Bill Finnegan was a founding Member of Noyac Golf Club and enjoyed the many years of his longtime membership at Southampton Golf Club. Bill lived life to the fullest everyday and loved the beauty of the East End especially the clamming and fishing.
    His smiling Irish eyes and warm sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Poland RC Church in Southampton. A private cremation will follow. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the O'Connell Funeral Home in Southampton.

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