Condolences for Joyce Finan


Joyce was a marvelous person with a fabulous personality and great smile and laugh!!She did a beautiful job of raising 4 great boys by herself for the last 42 years .She is now with her love of her life and he is welcoming her with stretched out arms !! Joyce was a wonderful example of love and faith.She leaves behind a fabulous family who will carry on her examples of love ,laughter, kindness,generousity and thoughtfulness .


Mary Kay Condon wrote:

Dear Finans, I’m sorry that you are now separated from your mother. Your obituary was an accurate description of the woman I was always pleased to meet. I hope she didn’t suffer..You are the people she loved and lived for. She will rest with God and pray for you.


Margaret G Mock wrote:

Dear Finan Family, Its a time to gather - to surround you with love. Next best thing, is that Ill be with you today at the virtual service. The celebration of Mrs. Finan's life is one that will continue in each of you as the days and years unfold. I'm certain that she lives on in you and will lead you in only the direction of love. My condolences.


Malcolm Bacon wrote:

We offer our sincerest condolences to the entire wonderful Finan family. God Bless.


James Gallagher wrote:

Dear Finan Family: Please accept our thoughts and prayers for both Joyce and John and also for the rest of the family in this stressful time. We remember a fun time event with Joyce and John at a Halloween party at our house with the "Potluck" group at St. Giles when they arrived as a married priest and nun. Hilarity reigned all evening after that. We remember you fellows too as the perfect paper delivery service who always put the paper on the front porch out of the elements! With Love from Carol and Jim Gallagher


Peter Glowacki wrote:

Our deepest sympathy. Our hearts go out to you and your family.


Mickey McGuire wrote:

Joyce and your Dad were such an important part of our group-actually the glue that kept us together for over these past 70 years-that a very special part of all has gone with her.. We shared so many good times, laughs, sad times and tears with them, especially your Mom, that we shall never be the same. All of us marvelled at how she accepted her life after your Dad's death, and carried on by raising her boys to be such good, strong, caring Men. Her last years have been difficult, but her wonderful sons looked after her like the true Queen she was. May Joyce enjoy the true reward she so justly deserves and Rest in Peace, dear Friend. Your HOC Group


Trankina Family wrote:

Dear Finan Family, You have our deepest sympathy. We have wonderful memories of Joyce and John; growing up together at HOC, our times together during the service while stationed in Germany, raising our children in Oak Park and many visits in Glen Ellyn. Joyce always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. We are blessed to have had Joyce and John in our lives and we will cherish their friendship forever.


Joseph DiCanio wrote:

Marty so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and family, Jack sorry for the loss of your grandmother I know you will stay strong i am so proud of you and love you



Kathleen Heidersbach wrote:

Joyce & I worked in the Student Loan Department at Corus Bank in Chicago. We shared many laughs (and some sorrows) about family, Twin Lakes, & growing older. Joyce was a remarkable woman who will be missed, but my hope is that your cherished memories will always keep her alive in your heart.


Juliet Bennett wrote:

Dr. Finan, my condolences to you and your entire family. May your mother, the aunt, the dear friend to everyone she met, may her soul Rest In Peace. Thanks for sharing your mother's loving memories.


Adela González wrote:

Joyce, sé que estás muy feliz. Fuiste un corazón, alegría y generosidad. Dios habrá abierto sus brazos para ayudarte a llegar muy cerquita de Él. ¡Nunca podré olvidar cómo te portaste conmigo! Cómo nos divertíamos sin yo saber el inglés ni tú el español. Tú amiga Adela, que siempre en su mente te tendrá. Joyce, I know that you are happy. You were a generous heart and joy. I’m sure that God has opened his arms to help you reach him, and that you’re really close to him now. I would never forget how much fun we had even though I did not know English and you did not know Spanish. Your friend Adela will always remember you.


Nancy McGinnis wrote:

Dear Finan family, so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, full of warmth and laughter. She and you boys were great neighbors on Linden, and I think of her often.


Steve Northey wrote:

Dear Marty, Matt, Tom & John, What a well lived life your Mom led. One of the strongest people I have ever met. I remember disappointing her once. Through her grace she taught a valuable lesson, I never forget. So happy your Mom & Dad are together again. Our Mom Winnie Northey at 92 has fond memories of her friend Joyce. Peace, The Northey's


The Gagliardo Family wrote:

To the whole Finan Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and mother. She is now with your dad!


Jeanne Davito wrote:

John, I am so sorry to hear of your beloved mother's passing. I know she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother based on how amazing you are as her son. May God bless your family with the peace of knowing she is now reunited with your father, the love of her life, in a beautiful place.......heaven. Love, Jeanne


Lee Lupi wrote:

Dear Marty, Matt, Tom, and John: My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Mother. A wonderful woman, full of life, and always supportive. I will be keeping Joyce and all of you in my prayers. Sincerely, Lee Lupi