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Donald Finnegan

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WANTAGE - Donald Finnegan, 48, died unexpectedly at Saint Clare's Hospital, Sussex, on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Born to Dal and Beatrice Finnegan in Sussex, he was raised and lived in Hamburg before moving to Wantage two weeks ago.

Mr. Finnegan received his bachelor of arts degree from William Paterson in teaching and taught at Franklin Elementary School for a year before moving to Montague Elementary School in 1991, where he had worked since.

Mr. Finnegan was predeceased by his father, Dal Finnegan. He was the beloved husband of Shawn Finnegan (McCabe), of Wantage; dear brother of Dal Finnegan, of Hackettstown, Jamie Finnegan, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., and Brenda Finnegan, of Hamburg; devoted son of Beatrice "Bea" Finnegan, of Hamburg; and cherished by his extended family of Chris, Tracy, Olivia and Matt Bouma-Hannan, of Sparta.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. A funeral service will commence at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Cremation is private.

Memorial gifts to Montague Township Elementary School, 475 Route 206, Montague, NJ 07827 would be appreciated.

Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 19, 2013
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