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Bernadette Philomena

October 29, 1931 – May 5, 2020

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Bernadette Finley
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Obituary for Bernadette Philomena Finley


“Affectionately known as “Ma Finley”

OAKVILLE- Bernadette Philomena “Ma” Finley - It is with great sadness that the
Finley family announces the peaceful passing of our matriarch, on Tuesday, May
5, 2020, at the age of 88.

Bernadette will be lovingly remembered by her children; Martin, Cole (Cherie),
Lee, Morgan and Timothy Finley, her grandchildren; Ashley Hinman, Jason, Wade,
Caitlin, Mitchel, Sean, and Brandon Finley, and Brittany Lepine, and her
great-grandchildren; Madison Lahey, Ava Dumaine, Keara Delaney, Rylee,
Aubrey, Brenna, Addison, Jason Finley, Jr. She was predeceased by her sons; Sean
and Kelly Finley and her late husband, Edwin J. Finley.

Bernadette was born on October 29, 1931, to the late Daniel and Leonie
(Bellemore) Russo and lived the majority of her life in Oakville, CT. Bernie was a
proud member of St Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville, CT, DAV Auxiliary,
VFW Auxiliary Post 7330, and American Legion Auxiliary Post-195. Before her
retirement in 1993, she worked at Timex, where she was employed since 1967.
Bernie was a woman of faith and family; known for her incredible spirit, strength,
kindness... and maybe her eggplant parmigiana. Affectionately known as Blimp,
she was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and will be deeply
missed by many.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11 AM, at Mt. Olivet
Cemetery, Watertown. Due to COVID-19 limitations, the immediate family and
priest will be at the gravesite during the ceremony and additional attendees should
remain in their vehicle. Following the ceremony, attendees may alternate from
their cars to be present and pay their respects at the plot in groups of 10 at a time.
Please practice social distancing. Flowers may be sent directly to the cemetery. A live stream of the services will be available on our Facebook page at\oneillfuneraloakville. The O’Neill Funeral Home has been honored to care for the Finley family. Please remember the Finley family and Bernie in your prayers during this very difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them. You are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Finley family on Bernadette 's tribute page at:

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Interment Information

Mount Olivet Cemetery
599 Platt Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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