Thomas A. Finetti, 66, of Nutley, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
He was born in Newark and resided in Nutley for 37 years. He received his master's degree (1972) and Ph.D. (1988) in music and piano performance from New York University
. His performance career as soloist and accompanist in the metropolitan area spanned over 30 years. He was a dedicated teacher who shared his passion for music with his students. He served as choral director at Belleville High School for 38 years. He was also an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Kean University.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Immaculate Nancy (nee Lamola) Finetti; his children Thomas M. Finetti and Cristina Baragona and her husband Frank and his sister and brother Mary Strauss and Vito Finetti. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was to be conducted on Monday, Nov. 26 from the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Ave. There was to be a funeral Mass celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Nutley. The interment was to be at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. To send online condolences see biondifuneralhome.com