OBITUARY

Richard Finnerty

January 19, 1966November 15, 2021
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Richard J. Finnerty of Scituate, entered peacefully into eternal life on November 15, 2021. He was the son of Nancy J. Finnerty and the late Richard F. Finnerty of Scituate. Born in Boston on January 19, 1966, he was raised in Scituate, attending local schools and graduating from Scituate High School.

He attended Champlain College in Vermont before joining the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 in Boston. He loved being a “tin knocker” and was known as the Gentle Giant by his coworkers, retiring only recently after a career of 30 years. He was very fond of the ocean and enjoyed walking the dog along the beach at the Scituate lighthouse. His greatest pride and joy, however, was his family, particularly his three children, and he took great pleasure in attending his children’s sporting events.

He was a loving and fun uncle to his 11 nieces and nephews who fondly remember his exploits. He had a broad circle of acquaintances to whom he was always a loyal and dependable friend.

He is survived by his sisters, Kerry Hayes and husband Gerard of Hanover, Kathleen May and husband Patrick of Weymouth, and Nancy Hennessey and husband Timothy of Charlton. He is deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his children Nicole Finnerty, Matthew Finnerty, Grace Finnerty and his former wife, Deborah Finnerty of Scituate.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday November 20, 2021, at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate, MA. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com for the Finnerty family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

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Lisa Cortez - Lauzon

November 19, 2021

So very sad when I heard of Richie’s passing. I have all good, happy & fun memories of Richie & they all come from school years growing up in Scituate. always smiling, always joking & a kind soul in life. I will never forget the good times.
May you Rest in Sweet Peace Richie ✨😇🌹✨💙



Aileen (Burke) Homa

November 18, 2021

Dear Finnerty family:
I am so very sorry to hear the news of Richie’s passing. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling.

We all grew up together on Edgewood Road and Richie was a big part of my childhood. He was always so funny and full of energy. I will never forget how everyone came out to ride bikes, make forts and play hide and seek in the dark. Richie was especially good at being ‘It’ and could find anyone regardless of where they were hiding. Richie will always remain in my memories as part of the gang of neighborhood friends that defined my childhood.

Much love,
Aileen Burke Homa

Cathy (Billings) Hamacher

November 18, 2021

Dear Finnerty Family - I was heartbroken to hear of Richie's passing. He was a gentle soul with an infectious smile. He was one of the best from our "Edgewood Road Hood". I was fortunate to be old enough to babysit Richie and all his sisters back in the day. He was a sweet boy who grew up to be a handsome and loving family man. He will be missed by all. RIP Richie.

Chris Burke

November 18, 2021

Kerry, Kathie, Nancy and Family. Richie was a significant part of my early, formative childhood years on Edgewood Road, I have very fond memories of playing hockey together and getting into great neighborhood adventures with him. I also remember how wonderful your Mom and Dad were to me as neighborhood Parents. Richie was fun, caring and so down to earth. I am struck by this news and by this loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Chris Burke

Andrew Hennessey

November 17, 2021

Thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy and the entire Finnerty family during this difficult time. Taken way to soon and may Ritchie RIP.

Anne (Billings) Rauh

November 16, 2021

To the Finnerty family…..I am so saddened to hear of Richie’s passing. He was a sweet soul, I remember with a smile our times growing up on Edgewood Road. He was part of one of the best Irish families I know and lucky brother to three of the nicest sisters. May your loving memories of him bring peace to you. My heart is with you all.

Hugs,
Anne (Billings) Rauh

Nancy Hennessey

November 16, 2021

Richie, I loved being your little sister. You were always so good to me even though I used to tag along with you and your friends all the time. I cherish the memories of our childhood especially sharing our birthday cake together, one half blue and the other 1/2 pink. So many good times growing up in Scituate and in our neighborhood with great people.
I miss you already and I love you with all my heart. Rest In Peace Richie.xoxo

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