FINSTER, Mary Ellen age 75, was reunited in Heaven with her husband, Joseph, April 5, 2014. Born in Detroit, MI, to Maurice and Mary Fouracre and raised in Tenafly, NJ. Mary Ellen and Joseph were married 46 years, now the high school sweethearts will gratefully celebrate eternity together. They had five sons, Jay and wife, Stacey, with their children, Cameron, Chase, Kate, Madeline and Caroline; Mike and wife, Marybeth, with their children, Heather, Ashley, Julia, Ryan and Joseph; Mark and wife, Susan, with their children, Alex and Patrick; John and wife, Laurie, with their children, Emma, Matthew and AJ; KC and wife, Stacy, with their children, Preston and Danielle. Mary Ellen was a homemaker but listed occupation as zookeeper and suspect raising five sons was more challenging than taming lions, yet not as rewarding. Mary Ellen's loving family will celebrate her life April 10, from 6-8 pm, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home at 2201 Dr. M.L. King Street N., St. Petersburg. A funeral Mass will be Friday, April 11, 10 am, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joseph and Mary Ellen Finster Jr., MD Memorial Medical Student Scholarship Fund at University of the South Florida. Checks payable to USF Foundation may be mailed to USF Health Office of Development, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 70, Tampa, FL 33612. Visit the family's online guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com
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Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 8, 2014