M. Frances Finnegan Brown

September 28, 1927September 29, 2011

M. Frances Finnegan Brown, 84, of Indianapolis, was called to Heaven September 29, 2011. She was born September 28, 1927 in Peekskill, New York, to Charles F. and Mary F. (Lounsbury) Finnegan. She graduated from Mary Washington College at University of Virginia in 1949. She worked at Sears in the credit department for 18 years retiring in 1993. Frances was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church where she was a lectern and Eucharistic Minister. She was a volunteer at Little Flower Catholic School and with the Woman’s Auxiliary at Community Hospital East. She was a 23 year survivor of breast cancer and participated in the Race for the Cure annually. She so enjoyed many group trips to her beloved Ireland. Frances is survived by her children Catherine Brown, Patricia (Gregory) Bierck, John (Debbie), James (Ann), Robert, Thomas, Steven (Denise Gentory) and William (Julie) Brown, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral Service will be Tuesday October 4, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. Viewing will be Monday October 3, 2011 4 – 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Frances’ name to the American Cancer Society or Little Flower Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 4, 2011
  • Prayers Monday, October 3, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 4, 2011

M. Frances Finnegan Brown

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October 7, 2011

It is with a heavy heart I send my deepest sympathies for the loss of Your Mom & our 2nd Cousin Frances.........
We spent time together, over the yrs., at the PHS ReUnion, at the Peekskill Armory, & the 1st Fam. Reunion in '95, in Peekskill and last yr. @ Michael & Candice Finnegan's- 2010 Fam. ReUnion in Garrison.........Where we also got to meet the next generation of Brown Cousins...............
I am very thankful we have those Special Memories of "Our Cousin from Indiana".......Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all..........Sharon

Noel Giacomantonio

October 7, 2011

What a lovely person. We met again after many years at the family reunion. My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers.

Catherine Brown

October 6, 2011

Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

By Lamaretta Simmons


October 4, 2011

Frances was a SUPER volunteer at Community in the pre-op surgery area. I especially liked her reports of her trips to Ireland, and her St. Patrick's Day partying each year. She'll be missed!

Richard Youngstafel

October 3, 2011

I am sorry for your loss Frances was a very special person I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers

Janet and Bob Merritt

October 2, 2011

Bill and Julie,

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.


October 1, 2011

It has been many years since we went to "the Guardian" and PHS. The computer has kept us in touch and we will meet again in heaven. Condolances to all the family and many friends of "Mary Frances".
God Bless All
Cousin Margaret Chichitano (Lounsbury), Palm Coast, Fl.