Cynthia D. Finnegan
Major, United States Army
Cynthia D. Finnegan, 55, of Beloit, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in the William S. Middleton Veterans Admistration Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin.
Cindy was born August 30, 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Vernon and Dorothy Griswold Smith. She married Timothy Finnegan on September 20, 1974 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Cindy earned her bachelors degree in nursing from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She later received a master's degree in psychology. Cynthia retired at the rank of Major from the U.S. Army in 1986.
She was a very active Veterans Affairs volunteer. She was an active member of the local and national chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Griswold Family Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, WRAIN, Paralyzed Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Timothy Finnegan of Crofton, Maryland; two children, Shawn Finnegan of Madison, Wisconsin and Jennifer Finnegan of Beloit, Wisconsin; her mother, Dorothy Smith of Niantic, Connecticut; one brother, Rexford (Kathy) Smith of East Amherst, New York; one sister, Marilyn Simeone of Princeton, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her father, Vernon Smith; sister, Doreen Marino and father-in-law, Cyril Finnegan.
A Memorial Service, with reception following, will be held in Beloit, Wisconsin, at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2004 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Father George Razee officiating. Internment Arlington National Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Veterans Affairs.
FINNEGAN, CYNTHIA D