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Cecelia B. Finnegan 1949-2016

December 29, 2016
Emmetsburg News

RUTHVEN -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Cecelia B. Finnegan will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Concelebrants were the Rev. Clem Currans and the Rev. Richard Ries.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Cecelia Bernadette Finnegan, daughter of William and Bernadette (Nolan) Hughes, was born June 20, 1949 in Estherville, Iowa. She began her education at Lake Center School and graduated from Terril High School in 1967.

On February 12, 1971, Cecelia was united in marriage to Albert P. Finnegan at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. To this union four sons were born.

Cec worked at Berkeley's in Emmetsburg and later at the Spencer Municipal Hospital and the Ruthven Community Care Center.

She was a devoted and active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven, where she taught CCD classes for many years. She was also a member of Ladies Guild. Cec was a member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary in Ruthven.

Cecelia passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bernadette Hughes; five brothers, Anthony Hughes, John Hughes, Vince Hughes, Dick Hughes and Jim Hughes; and one sister, Teresia Hughes.

She is survived her husband, Al of Ruthven, Iowa; her sons, Tim Finnegan of Schaller, Iowa, Bill (Amy) Finnegan of West Des Moines, Iowa , Dan Finnegan of Des Moines, Iowa and Nolan (Amy Jo) Finnegan of West Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Sierra, Braden, Ryan, Cecelia, Ellie, Shane and John; brothers, Frank Hughes of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Bill Hughes of Clear Lake, Iowa and Bob Hughes of Sioux City, Iowa; a sister, Mary Murphy of Olympia, Washington.

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