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Betsy Finnan

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Betsy Ann Finnan

STANFORDVILLE - Betsy Ann Finnan ( Warren) passed away on Friday, August 9, 2013. Betsy was born in Altus, Oklahoma on August 6, 1944 to the now deceased Kenneth and Esther (Perry) Warren.

Betsy was raised in Peterborough, NH and graduated from Keene State College. Upon graduation Betsy worked as a home economics teacher in New Hampshire and then Connecticut. She was a talented cook and enjoyed cooking and baking for others. Betsy also excelled in all things sewing related. In 1971 she married Richard Finnan and settled in Stanfordville, NY.

An astute collector of antiques, Betsy had several booths at local Antique co-ops and had an eye for interesting and unique pieces. For many years she was an office manager for Rinaldi Auction House in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Betsy was a loving wife and mother and, as the daughter of a game warden, she had an appreciation for nature. She enjoyed kayaking, gardening and outdoor photography and during the summer she would enjoy photographing eagles and loons at the family lake house in Hancock, NH. Betsy also took pleasure in feeding seasonal birds at her home and especially enjoyed the arrival of Hummingbirds, Orioles, Cardinals, Robins and Finches.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Finnan, of Stanfordville, NY and her daughter and son in law, Hillary and Matthew Holian of Peterborough, NH.

A life celebration ceremony will be held in Hancock, NH in September. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either the Stanfordville NY Fire Department or the Peterborough, NH Fire Department.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Funeral Home, Millbrook,NY



Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 15, 2013
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