Barbara J. Finn(1945 - 2013)

EDINA, Minn. - Barbara J. Finn, 67, of Edina, passed away peacefully April 7, 2013, of breast cancer.

Barb approached her fight with cancer in the same way she approached life, with strength, grace, hope and a dose of dry humor.

Barb was born July 29, 1945, in Northampton, Mass., and graduated from Smith College in Northampton.

She enjoyed golf, tennis, book club, bridge and volunteering at the Basilica of St. Mary.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and the driving force behind her family. She was a thoughtful, straight-talking friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Stella Yarrows.

She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Edward; son Craig; daughter Courtney (Terry); granddaughters Stella and Marlowe; and sister Suzy Symanski (Bill).

Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at:, Edina Chapel, 952-920-3996, W. 50th St. & Hwy 100.

Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. at The Basilica of St. Mary, Hennepin Ave & 17th St., Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Angel Foundation, 708 3rd St. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415 or to St. Vincent de Paul Ministries at The Basilica.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Apr. 11, 2013