Greenwood Lake, NY
Harold S. Finnegan, 46, of Greenwood Lake, died peacefully in his home early Thursday morning, September 10, 2009.
Harold was the son of Norman Finnegan of New York, NY and Pine Bush, and the late Dorothy Helen McLaughlin of Greenwood Lake, NY and Flagler Beach, FL. He was born July 25, 1963 in Suffern.
Survivors include his two daughters, Courtney and Alyssa Finnegan; two brothers, Timothy Finnegan and his wife, Joan of Flagler Beach, FL and Norman Finnegan of Greenwood Lake; a sister, Helene Read and her husband, John of Palm Coast, FL; seven nieces & nephews: Briana Finnegan, Chelsea Finnegan, Troy Finnegan, Sandra Finnegan, Rebecca Read, Alana Read and Andrew Read. He was a friend to countless people around Orange County, NY.
Harold spent most of his life in Greenwood Lake, however, he was also a resident of Flagler Beach, FL for several years. He was a student of the Greenwood Lake school district and graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in 1981. He also attended Sullivan County College majoring in Business.
While living in Greenwood Lake, he had a passion for the lake, riding his numerous boats throughout his life. Harold had several businesses in the Greenwood Lake, Great Gildersleeves North, The Twilight Zone, and reestablished and renovated The Sterling Landing, today known as Emerald Point. He also co-owned Finnegan's South in Daytona Beach, FL. Harold was also a drummer in numerous rock bands throughout his life. Along with his businesses, he also owned and operated ACH Construction in Florida. Harold enjoyed construction and the renovation of many businesses in Greenwood Lake and surrounding areas. Harold was also a member of the New York City Carpenters, Local 608. He was currently employed by Capital One Home Relief, helping people to refinance their debts.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Strong-Basile Funeral Home, 4 Oak St., Greenwood Lake.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 17, at Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake. A remembrance lunch will be held at the Breezy Point Inn on Greenwood Lake immediately following the ceremony.
Harold will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. His family and friends are eternally grateful for the love and support from all the people he knew.
Arrangements by Strong-Basile Funeral Home; 845-477-8240.
This obituary was originally published in the Times Herald-Record.