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J. Gordon FINLAY

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FINLAY, J. Gordon
J. Gordon Finlay, 84, of Portland and formerly of Queens, NY, widower of the late Ruth (Kohnke) Finlay died Thursday (January 17, 2013) at Middlesex Hospital. Born Nov. 13, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph G. Finlay and Bessie Truedson Finlay. He was a graduate of NYU and had worked as a Compensation Lawyer for The Travelers and the New York State conservation Fund before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Gordon and Ruth summered in East Hampton since the early 60's and had moved from NYC to Portland twelve years ago. Gordon was a Master Mason and a Past Master of his lodge in Brooklyn, NY. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Joyce A. and Brian Ferchaw of East Hampton; a son Bruce G. Finlay of Maine; a sister Betty Jean Peters and her husband George of FL; five grandchildren Meghan, Maureen and Garrett Finlay and Caitlin and Andrew Ferchaw of East Hampton; and his very dear friend Patricia Geis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:30 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospice and Palliative Care, c/o Middlesex Hospital office of philanthropy, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT, 06457. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 20, 2013
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