Memorial Mass for Marie T. Finochiaro, age 87, of Norfolk will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reverend Patrick McLaughlin will be the celebrant. Burial will be at Omaha National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. The Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.
Marie Theresa was born August 18, 1934 to Andrew and Marie (Wondrak) Schoene in the Bronx, New York. In 1952, she graduated from St. Vincent Ferrer High School. Marie worked as an administrative assistant at New York Life Insurance prior to her marriage.
On August 31, 1957, Marie married Kenneth Finochiaro at Holy Family Church in the Bronx, NY. Three children were born of this union.
Marie dedicated her life to serving her family as a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed making ceramics with her children in their younger years. She was a published poet and recognized by the State of Minnesota for her poetry. She was an avid Bingo player who had her Bingo markers ready at any opportunity. She loved to travel throughout Nebraska as well as to Las Vegas and abroad to Europe. Marie most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and husband were two peas in a pod; they enjoyed each other’s company on a daily basis. Her strong Catholic faith served as her foundation throughout her life.
She is survived by her three children, Debbie (John) Smith of Pomona, NY, Ken (Susan) Finochiaro of Norfolk, and Donna (Chuck) MacDowell of Middletown, NY, Sisters Loretta Regruto, Madeline Wachausen, and Theresa Heller, six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
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