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Rose Marie Finnegan

d. September 10, 2022

FINNEGAN, Rose Marie (Eldracher), 85, of Westwood, MA, died peacefully on September 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, the daughter of John and Mable (Maguire) Eldracher, grew up in Jamaica Plain, and raised her family in Westwood, MA.

She leaves four loving and grateful children: Terry Finnegan-Lynch of Cumberland, RI, Lynn (and husband John) Judge of Needham, MA, Neal Jr (and wife Lourdes) of Bedford, MA, and Wayne (and partner Jackie Howland Richardson) of Winchester, MA. She is survived by her sister Patty Sanford of Cookson, OK, and brother Tommy Eldracher of Natick, MA.

Her 11 grandchildren will forever miss her: Michael (and wife Elizabeth) Lynch of Dover, MA, Brian (and wife Maryellen) Lynch of Hopkinton, MA, Allison (and husband Mike) Pedi of Chicago, IL, John Parker (and wife Caroline) Judge and William Judge (predeceased); Olivia, Henry, Owen, and Cameron Finnegan; Ana and Neal Francis Finnegan: along with her eight great-grandchildren: Grace, Maggie, Jack, and Bowden Lynch; James and Eleanor-Rose Pedi; and Esme and Everly Lynch.

Rose had a remarkable life of dedication to her family and devotion to her faith. Amazingly, she led over 50 pilgrimages to Medjugorje over 25 years in service to the Blessed Mother. As a member of the Medjugorje Messengers, she helped create Betania II, a spectacular spiritual retreat house in Medway. Her life is a celebration of God's Love.

Our family would like to extend our deep appreciation and gratitude to all those (in particular at White Oak Cottage and Embrace Care) who assisted our mother while she lived with dementia in the final years of her life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in St. Margaret Mary's Church, 845 High St., Westwood, on Saturday, September 17, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret Mary's Church at 11 am. Following the Mass interment will be at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose's memory to Betania II at
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Saturday, September 17, 2022

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