Dateline – Ballston Lake, NY
Finn, John J. - Brigadier General Ret. passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 10th, 2021, at the age of 88, at St. Peter’s Hospital. John was born on Aug. 3. 1933 in Manhattan, New York to Martin J. Finn & Bridie O'Dowd Finn (deceased) Brother to Col. Martin J. Finn, Jr (deceased).
John began his military career as a private in Company B of the 8th Regimen, NY State Guard, located in the Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx, NY. When the National Guard returned to the Kingsbridge Army on 3 Nov., 1947 General Finn enlisted as a private Battery B Field Artillery Battalion, NYARNG. He processed through the ranks for 40 years retiring in August 1988 as a Colonel. Upon his retirement John was promoted to Brigadier General, NYS Guard. After retirement he started a career doing income taxes for 30 years. John was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 38 yrs.
John was the beloved husband to Maureen B. Finn who passed in 2018, just six days shy of their 60th anniversary. John’s passing was on her birthday, reuniting them as one for all eternity; loving father of Kelly Ann (Ray) Milne, Christopher Finn, Kevin Finn, and the late John J. Finn, Jr.; grandfather of Justin (Kari) Finn, the late Daniel Finn, Shawn Finn, Christopher Finn, Richard (Kelly) Behr, and Stephanie (Roger) Ruefenacht; great grandfather of Mia Behr, Mason Behr, Daniel Finn, Jr. and Sloane Finn.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church, Route 9 in Round Lake, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Church.
Interment will follow in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY at 12:30pm.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Mr. Finn’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com