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Catherine C. “Peggy” (Flaherty) Finn

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. for Catherine C. “Peggy” (Flaherty) Finn, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere.  Peggy died unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, May 26th, at 88 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, May 30th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph/St. Lazarus Church, Orient Heights, East Boston, at 10 a.m.  Born in Revere, she lived in the Orient Heights section of East Boston since the age of 6 & remained there until her death.  She attended Catholic schools & was a 1942 alumna of Fitton Catholic High, East Boston.  She entered the United States Navy in November of 1944 & served until May of 1946, as a Wave, & she is a World War II Veteran.  Early in her working career, Peggy worked for New England Tel & Tel.  In 1967, she began her career with the Boston Police District 1, & retired in 1987 as an administrative assistant.  Peggy was the quintessence of personality.  She could work with anyone, join any organization, & always win the hearts of all.  Her passions were her loving family & her Catholic Faith.  She was devout but never pretentious.  She was born into a strong & loving Irish family.  Her faith & her remarkable sense of humor carried her through life’s disappointments, tragedies, & the deaths of her husband, her dear son, & her siblings.  Her patronage to St. Jude is legendary.  For many years, she & her dear sister, Mary F. “Molly” Boudette, continued their devotion to St. Jude, attending the Monday AM service at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.  There & everywhere, she is remembered with strength & dignity.  Peggy’s husband, Edwin M. Finn, died in February of 1994.  She is the Cherished Mother of Brian C. Finn & his wife Judith, & Boston Police Department Detective Sergeant Kevin P. Finn & his wife Renee, all of Winthrop.  She was also the Mother of the late James M. Finn, who died in September of 2007.  She is the adored Grandmother to: Kevin P. Finn, Jr. of East Boston, Meaghan L., Janelle C., & Christopher B. Finn, all of Winthrop, & Caitlin M. Finn of Revere.  She is the Dear Sister of Mary F. “Molly” Boudette & her late husband, Robert C. of Revere, & the late: Sabina C. Lewis, Lorraine T. Alioto, Helen F. Burns, Adele M. Duffy, Lawrence M. Flaherty, & Ernest F. Alioto.  She is also lovingly survived by her daughter-in-law, Julia M. Finn of Revere, five nephews & one niece.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph/St. Lazarus Church, Orient Heights, East Boston.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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