Martin Finneran

September 12, 1944October 4, 2020

Martin V. Finneran Sr., 76, of Old Lyme, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at his home.

Martin “Butchie” was born on September 12, 1944 in New York City to Martin V. and Mary Catherine Finneran. He was the beloved husband of Anne Marie (Sullivan) Finneran for 57 years.

Martin spent most of his life in Manhattan and then retired to Old Lyme. He was part of the NYPD and then went on to be a Property Manager of Lincoln Towers for fifty years. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage with facing challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Martin came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

Martin is survived by his wife, Anne Marie Finneran of Old Lyme; children, Martin V. Finneran III and wife Sheila of New York, Commander Matthew J. Finneran and wife Margaret of Virginia, Annie Creagan and husband Tim of Old Lyme; grandchildren, Matthew, Kevin, Christine, Thomas, Lauren, James. He is predeceased by his beloved granddaughter, Caitie Creagan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, CT 06371. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Caitie Creagan Fund, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.


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Katherine Ann Finneran Treacy

October 22, 2020

My deepest condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren. I did not know Martin but reading the messages of condolences it is apparent what an incredible man he was. Because his name is Finneran I am sure he has Irish connections so please God he will meet many of his ancestors in Heaven. My thoughts are with you all again at this sad time. Katherine Ann Finneran Treacy Ireland.

Steve Israeler

October 11, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we heard of Marty's passing and we
offer our sincere condolences to the family. During his time as
the super of our building, he was very well liked and respected by

Susan Roeser and Steve Israeler
205 W End Ave
New York, NY 10023

Matthew & Tara Ward

October 10, 2020

Annie and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. It was a long and courageous battle!!! Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
With Love,
The Ward Family

Nora Tully (nee Doherty)

October 10, 2020

Was so sorry to hear of Butch's passing, Condolences to all his family and friends.

Mairead Broderick

October 10, 2020

Esther Kavanagh and all her family in Ballynahinch , Cashel , Co Tipperary send their sincere condolences to Butch's wife Annemarie and all his family. Esther has not seen Butch since he was a teenager but she has lovely memories of him from the time he spent in Ireland as a teenager. She also got snippets of news of him over the years and was happy to know he was doing so well.

May he rest in peace.

Larry Stafa

October 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family .It was an honor and a privilege to work with Martin He was not only a boss to me but also a good friend as well never mind helping anybody doesn’t matter where they come from their Spanish polish or Albanian and of course he also always look out for his veteran Irish pals God bless their souls like JC and Billy and of course of Ziggy as well so I’m gonna say my condolences for them as well

Paddy Regan

October 8, 2020

I would like to say Marty Finneran was a fine Irish man , we had many talks together and a few pints of Guinness . I worked in his building for many years and He was very knowledgeable of all aspects of construction . He will be dearly missed by all who’s life’s he touched . I hope he is at peace and my condolences to all his family and my friend Martin junior .
From all the Regan’s Candace and family

Frances Mulligan

October 8, 2020

My brother Gerard joins me in sending condolences from London to Anne Marie and Butch's whole family.
Although we last saw our cousin in about 1954 the memory of his stay in London and Tipperary is still vivid. He was a force of nature at that time.
It is a pity we lost touch but it has been heartening to know that his life was appreciated by so many.
Rest in peace Martin/ Butch

Mae Parisella

October 8, 2020

Condolences to his wife Anna Marie and family. I just want to add my thanks to Marty for his many years of faithful service to his "family" at 205. He helped me personally on many occasions for which I was most grateful.

Lauren Creagan

October 7, 2020

There was never a day where he failed to put a smile on my face even when he was at his worst. He made a positive impact and always put people before himself. He had the biggest heart. He was so loved. If I was ever nervous about something I always said to myself “If Pop can do it, I can do it” or “This would make Pop proud.” He was the strongest man I knew and he never ever gave up. I have not only lost the best grandpa in the world, but my best friend. Thank you for everything. I’m so thankful I got to grow up with you by my side. Life without you will never be the same. There is no one else I would have wanted to teach me the ways of life. I love you more than anything, I know you will be looking down on us. I will take care of Gram for you. Rest easy Pop. You are finally out of pain.
I love you.


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