Obituary

Michael J. Finan
Michael J. Finan

January 26, 1952 - June 11, 2018
Born in Marion, Ohio
Resided in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Obituary

Michael J. Finan was born January 26, 1952 in Marion, Ohio and entered into rest
June 11, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 66.

Michael was the loving husband of Susan and loving father of Emily S. Finan. He was the dearest brother of Thomas (Karen Fukuma) Finan, Timothy (Linda) Finan, Cathy (Rich) Moran, Brian (Angela) Finan, Colleen Finan and the late Mary Ann (Bruce) Chlopan. He was brother-in-law to Linda ( the late Ron) Somerhalder and was the loving uncle to 18 nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his parents T. Patrick Finan and Dolores Marie Finan .

Michael went to college at Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor degree in business. In 1975 he began his career at Ford Motor Credit, where he worked until his retirement in 2007. He only drove Ford vehicles; a testament to his loyalty to the company .

In late 1980 Mike married the love his life, Susan. They spent their nearly 38 years of marriage in Grosse Pointe and had one daughter, Emily.

He was an avid fisherman, tennis player and Detroit sports fan. Mike loved to spend his time outdoors and even started to do some landscaping for family and friends during his retirement. He was always the first parent to volunteer to support his daughter Emily's activities when she was a student and continued to volunteer in her school when she became a teacher.

Late May of this year, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and on June 11, 2018 he joined his parents, sister Mary Ann, nephew Jeffrey and niece Julie in heaven. Mike was as thoughtful and loving as they come and will surely be missed. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.


Visitation is Friday June 15th from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm with scripture service 7:00 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236.

Funeral Saturday June 16th, instate 9:30 am until time of mass 10:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080.

Monsignor Michael Bugarin will be officiating.

Burial at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to either the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718,
Oklahoma City, Ok 73123-1718, Gift Of Life Foundation, 3861 Research Park Drive,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-2217, Unicef, 125 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or the charity of your choice.

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A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Visitation
A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Visitation
A. H. Peters Funeral Home Grosse Pointe Woods
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Friday, June 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Service
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
21620 Greater Mack
St. Clair Shores, MI US 48080
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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