Regina Finlay

Regina M. Finlay

Thursday, May 2nd, 1929 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Regina M. Finlay

September 13, 2019

Regina M. Finlay, 90, passed away peacefully on September 13 at Crouse Hospital. Born on May 2, 1929 in Beacon, N.Y., daughter of the late Harold and Regina Bolander. Regina was predeceased by her beloved husband John W. Finlay, to whom she was married for 60 years. She was also predeceased by her daughter Melanie Finlay Campbell and grandson Bryan Campbell.

She is survived by her son J. Scott (Marijane), grandchildren Leslie Finlay, J. Mark Finlay, Regina Campbell Santini (Kris) and Sarah Campbell (John). She has 5 great grandchildren.

Regina, known as “Reggie” to her friends, enjoyed painting and in her early days was a dance instructor. Many will remember the beautiful hand painted Christmas cards she created. She was an avid golfer at Dutchess Country Club in Poughkeepsie, and, upon moving to Manlius, at Onondaga Golf and Country Club. She made many memories traveling with John and friends and enjoying winters in Naples, Florida. She loved her grandchildren, friends and her dear neighbors very much and loved to entertain.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville. Internment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt. There are no calling hours.

The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice of Central NY or the charity of your choice. 
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    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville
    400 Salt Springs Street
    Fayetteville, New York 13066
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Cynthia Murray

Posted at 07:58am
We regret that we didn’t know until now that your mother died, Scott. We have many happy Finlay/Aberle family memories going back decades. Our mother always enjoyed her chats with your mother who kept in touch with her right until the end. Surely your mom had many welcoming her with open arms on September 13. Lots of love from Cynthia and Judy

Karianne Dorval

Posted at 10:00am
Wishing the Finlay family moments of peace and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Fairway Physical Therapy

Dan Wallace

Posted at 09:22pm
My sincere condolences to the Finlay family. Mrs. Finlay was a great pal of my mother, Margaret. They’d laugh for hours whenever they were together and always had fun. She is in my prayers.

Dan Wallace
Maitland, FL

Le Moyne College

Posted at 10:42am
Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

F. Paul Vellano, Jr and Charlene Vellano

Posted at 06:10pm
Charlene and I send our sincere sympathy to the Finlay family. As a very young bank attorney, I was privileged to deal with her husband John on a regular basis and met Regina many times. Later on when she needed certain papers, she called and as typical, apologized for bothering me at work. When I told her that it was no bother, she relented and called me a few more times and we had several conversations during those times, about John, the Bank, her family of which she was so proud of and of course, golf:) . I remember admonishing her on one occasion for playing on the day when the temperature was incredibly hot and humid. She blithely replied, " well it was ok, I was only playing 9 and I drink water". A golfer through and through. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to intersect with her over the years.

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