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Patricia L. Finnegan

August 19, 1943 — June 2, 2023

Otsego

Patricia L. Finnegan

Patricia L. Finnegan left this earth June 2, 2023, at her home in Otsego after a brief illness. She was born to Edward and Alice Schrey in Chicago, Illinois in 1943. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of Miami in 1965, and spent the next few years teaching elementary school in Chicago, Illinois and Grand Rapids, Michigan respectively.

In 1971, with husband Joseph, she moved to Otsego, Michigan and began a journey of teaching, raising a child, and volunteering in the community that would last the rest of her life. Patricia was the 5th grade teacher at St. Margaret’s Catholic School for many years, and provided substitute teacher services to both St. Margaret’s and the Otsego public school system during breaks from full time employment as well as in her retirement. An active member of the local community, Patricia also volunteered her time and effort to multiple charitable organizations including: Friends of the Library, Good Hands Plainwell, and the St. Stephen’s diaper project.

She is survived by her son Michael Finnegan and daughter-in-law Jennifer Amundsen, her brother Edward(Chris) Schrey, her niece Alice (Bill) Reynolds. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Finnegan, her brother Thomas Schrey, her nephew Edward Schrey, and her parents Alice and Edward Schrey.

A memorial service will be held for Patricia on Sat, August 19th at 2PM at Hope Lutheran Church. 290 12th St, Plainwell, MI 49080. Patricia's remains have been cremated in accordance with her wishes.

Contributions in memory of Patricia can be made to Good Hands Plainwell: Good Hands Plainwell c/o Hope Lutheran Church 290 12th Street Plainwell, MI 49080 and/or St. Stephen’s Diaper Project: St. Stephen’s diaper project c/o St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 247 W Lovell St, Kalamazo, MI 49007

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