OBITUARY

Robert Anthony Finnigan

November 24, 1938January 30, 2021

Robert Anthony Finnigan, age 82, of Waterford, died Saturday, January 30, 2021, at his home. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jeane; his children: Michael (Michelle) Finnigan, and Sharon (Kirk) Mackavich; his grandsons: Ryan and Evan Mackavich; his siblings: Glori Ann (Edmond) Gauvreau, and Leo Finnigan. Robert was born on November 24, 1938, in Detroit, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony and Helen (Zischerek) Finnigan. He married Patricia Bothner, and they shared 44 wonderful years together until her death in 2004. He studied at the University of Detroit, graduating with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1961. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1968. Robert was certified as a financial planner in 1981, and went on to have a successful career until his retirement in February of 2020. Robert served on the boards of Unity churches for over fifty years. It was at Unity Church of Farmington Hills where he met his wife, Jeane Ferguson. They were married on May 5, 2012. In his free time, Robert enjoyed boating, traveling, attending stage plays and concerts, and taking his family and friends out to dinner. Everyone who knew Robert during his life would describe him as a generous, kindhearted man who loved to give. He never let a birthday go unnoticed. He was a wonderful man who will be missed greatly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Helen; his first wife, Patricia; his sister, Catherine Peacock-McClellan; and his brother, John Finnigan. Due to the pandemic a celebration of Robert's life will take place at a later date.

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Dawn Mattocks

February 18, 2021

What I loved most about Bob was his quick sense of humor and his hysterical collection of art. He always had a knack for making you smile and had a stash of chocolate covered apples for his grand kids. He loved family dinners and get together and was admired by many. He was cultured, intelligent and compassionate. Bob was someone I always looked up to and he always made me feel welcome! You will truly be missed!

Susan Chirco (Patyk)

February 18, 2021

Bob was a part of my life since I was a little girl and was the flower girl to his marriage to my cousin Patsy. He was always a happy person who spread his joy for life to our whole family. I will never forget all of the family videos he took so as to preserve those precious memories. We shared the same birthdate, November 24 and always gave our well wishes to each other. Fortunately for us, it always fell on or around Thanksgiving so there was a whole lot of food and laughter among us all. My dad, Chester, particularly enjoyed the playful bantering they did. After Pat’s death he was lucky enough to find Jeanie and he was a lucky man because she is a sweetheart. We didn’t get to see one another as much in later years but we were able to join the Finnigan Christmas party a few times. It was great to see everyone. I will never forget you, Bob. You hold a special place in my heart.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY