Donald A Finelli
November 23, 1947 – July 2, 2019
Donald A. Finelli, 71, of Barnegat, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Karen, his loving children, Jennifer DeFilippis (Randy), David Finelli (Laurie), Andrew Finelli (Cindy) and Mary Finelli (Angela) and his 21 cherished grandchildren. He is also survived by his adoring sisters, Roseann Fortino, Connie Massini and Joan Kuglin and his step-children, Sarah Jackson, Alex Davis, Don Davis, Patrick Davis and Lillian Davis.
Don, along with his family, own and operate JDM Andrews Building in Surf City, NJ.
He was an avid pool player, he enjoyed his rounds of golf, and playing the drums with his band Timeless. When the need arose, he would step in to play the drums at church. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, not a day went by that he wasn’t making someone laugh.
He cherished the times spent with his family. His Christian faith was very important to him, as was becoming an ordained Pastor.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Calling hours will be Friday, July 5, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 at the Manahawkin Baptist Church, 400 Beach Ave., Manahawkin, NJ with a Service to follow at 11:00am. At the request of the family, burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s name may be sent to LCA, 400 Beach Ave. Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
To leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com
The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
Donald A Finelli
July 3, 2019
We are so sorry to learn of your father's passing. Please know that we share in your sorrow during this difficult time and we hope that your memories will give you comfort and peace. We will keep your father, you, and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug and Dee Kimball
July 2, 2019
Dear Karen and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. I am sending my deepest sympathies to all of you.
I will share with you one of many memories of Don . . . albeit a long time ago . . . but none the less sweet. We dated in High School, and the memory that jumps into my head . . . are the many pool games we played in the basement of my family home in West Orange. . . always seemed to be part of our date. I still shoot pool today, and now I will carry thoughts of Don in my head and heart when ever I play. He was a beautiful person . . . and as I've seen bits on Facebook over the past couple of years, Don continued to be a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend.
May he rest in peace and May your hearts be lifted by the many good memories of the man you all loved.
Love, from an old friend
July 2, 2019
Don was a legend, in my eyes, around this area. His presence will surely be missed. In the last couple years we shared a lot of dinners with him and I was one of the lucky ones who got to hear his stories of how he grew up, started in business, and his music life. I will hold on to these memories. We will miss him but also know he is in God’s hands now. Love you Don.