Edward F. Finn, Jr.

  • Born: August 23, 1932
  • Died: October 6, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Ed by adding your memories and photos.

Edward F. Finn, Jr., 88, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the Sunrise of Braintree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Braintree. He was the husband of over 58 years of the late Noreen P. (Pray) Finn. Born in Dorchester, he was raised and educated in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain. He was a former member of the Massachusetts National Guard. Ed was a longtime member of the Teamsters Local 25 in Boston and worked in the Home Heating field for over 30 years, mainly for White Fuel in South Boston. After his retirement from the Teamsters, he worked in the mailroom at the Massachusetts State Senate from 1987-1999. Ed was an active member of the Stoughton Community, serving on several elected boards, including as a Selectman, Town Meeting Representative and as a member of the Stoughton Redevelopment Authority. He was also a member of several civic groups, including as a Life Member of the Stoughton Fish and Game, a longtime member and former cook at the Randolph Elks and as a former member of the Norfolk County Selectman's Association. In his free time, he enjoyed talking local politics and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Finn is survived by his children; Edward F. Finn, III of E. Bridgewater and Melissa L. Spathanas and her husband Frank of Whitman. He was the "Grampy" of Edward F. Finn IV, Nicole Finn, Frank Spathanas, Jr. and Michael Spathanas. He was the great grandfather of Edward F. Finn V and Fallon Hanrahan, and was the brother of Carol Gillooly of NC and the late Ann Burke and Mary Zodiaco.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Saturday, October 10, from 9-11 AM followed by Funeral Prayers at 11AM. Private burial will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in Ed's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Condolence & Memory Journal

As this year anniversary approaches, I want to say that I continue to miss his singing over the phone and bear hugs that he always gave so lovingly. Thinking of all of you and love and prayers. Love Aunt Rita and the Pray family

Posted by Rita Pray - family   October 04, 2021


To Ed and family I was sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. He has left but we know he is not gone. He remains in his children and his children's children and now they have children, quite the legacy. The angels have guided him to his eternal rest. God bless and keep you all... <3>

marcia (formerly pk dental)

Posted by marcia springstead - sharon, MA - Friend   October 21, 2020

Please accept my condolences . I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the word of God comfort and strengthen you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by D T    October 16, 2020

Eddie and family, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Mr. Finn always gave the best hugs and always waived when we drove by the house. Keep him close to your heart. Love, Margie

Posted by MARGUERITE CHRISTOPHER - MIDDLEBORO, MA - Friend   October 09, 2020

Dear Eddie and Melissa and family I want to share my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of getting together at both homes and sharing cookouts and family times. Eddie was my Godfather and was always so loving and kind to me. I was able to visit him a bit ago and see his happy smile. I will miss his cheeriness and loving ways, which he was able to portray in person and over the phone. I hope happy memories fill your thoughts in this difficult time. Warmly, Martha

Posted by Martha Pray - Armington - Lovell, ME - family   October 08, 2020

Dear Eddie and Melissa and family I would like to share my condolences. Eddie will truly be missed. He was such a happy, energetic, and kind sole. Over the many years we knew each other Eddie would always greet Twee and I with open arms and a great smile. He often sang lovely songs and spoke of the importance of life and family. Our high regards of him were shown when we asked him to be Martha’s God Father. Martha and I were blessed to visit him and share his company a bit ago. Twee and I had so many memorable happy times with him and Noreen, in fact more than I can count. I will miss his phone calls, sweet songs, and happy thoughts. May cherished memories ease your loss. Love Aunt Rita

Posted by Rita Pray - Dedham, MA - family   October 08, 2020

Rest in peace Ed.

You will be missed by all.

Posted by Shawn Croke - Stoughton, MA - Friend   October 08, 2020

Please accept my condolences. Ed was the parking attendant at the municipal parking lot in stoughton when I met him. I loved talking with him every morning. He made my day. Ed sponsored my daughter through the Randolph Elks and she received a generous scholarship because of his Thoughtfulness and caring spirit. Such fond memories and I will never forget this amazing man.

Posted by Laurie Cassidy - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   October 07, 2020

Melissa and family,
Please accept my condolences, your dad was one of a kind. We had many talks about politics over the years. He was a wonderful man with a zest for life.

Posted by Chris Dunne - Washington, DC - Neighbor   October 07, 2020

Ed was such a nice guy and touched the lives of Stoughton Citizens for many years. The town was blessed to have his time and talents and he will be missed. RIP Ed

Posted by John Fernandez - Ocala, FL - Friend   October 06, 2020

So many great memories at Uncle Ed and Aunt Noreen's home. Whether it be family dinners, Christmas parties, birthdays, etc - everyone shown a great time. Uncle Ed had such a wit and sense of humor and I'll definitely miss his smirks when he heard laughing at his jokes or stories. Love you Uncle Ed and sending prayers and hugs to Ed, Melissa and families. Love Donald and Debbie

Posted by Deborah Ferbert - East Bridgewater, MA - Family   October 06, 2020

Oh How this NC Family loved you Uncle Eddie. Thank you for gifting me and our North Carolina family with some of our most favorite Christmas holiday memories. When I think of you I always smile :0). Peace and prayers to our family in Boston.

Posted by Tracy bradshaw - Mooresville, NC - Family   October 06, 2020

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