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Margaret A. Finnerty
Date of Death: September, 05 2017

          Margaret A. Finnerty, 100, of Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba (formerly of Powers), passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Bishop Noa Home.  She was born on July 8, 1917, on the family farm in Hermansville, the tenth of eleven children born to Henry and Rose Anna (DuFort) Trudell. She married Thomas Finnerty on February 5, 1940 in Powers, and they were married for 47 years until his death in 1987.
          Margaret worked as a lab technician for the Michigan Department of Health at the Pinecrest Sanatorium in Powers, beginning her career in 1943 and retiring in 1975.  She loved being a homemaker, polishing furniture and silver, and ironing tablecloths and napkins.  She loved to be social and entertain, setting elaborate tables and preparing gourmet dishes for her guests. While living in Powers, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (now St. John Neumann) where she took great pride in caring for the alter cloths and vestments worn by the priests.
          Margaret moved to Escanaba in 1996, and to an apartment in the Bishop Noa Home Complex in 2004. 
          She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Greg and Betty Trudell, Escanaba, Dennis Trudell and Lisa and Jim Savord, Powers, Terry and Rose Trudell, Hermansville, Lola and Ed Coke, Chicago, Tim and Tina Trudell, Tina Trudell, and Mary Ann and Melvin Treankler, Green Bay, Sharon and Beauford Olson and Ray and Patty Trudell, Appleton, and Steve and Paula Trudell, Iowa.
          In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by ten siblings:  Parmelia, Isadore, William, Florence, (infant) John, Mitchel, Rose, Ted, Henry and Woodrow.
          Margaret’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, September12, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (CST) at St. John Neumann church in Spalding. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Margaret’s life will follow at 11:00a.m. (CST) with Rev. Fr. Emmet Norden, a close family friend, officiating.  A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.  Following the luncheon, Margaret will be laid to rest next to her husband Tom in Holy Cross Cemetery, Escanaba.
          Memorial contributions in memory of Margaret may be directed to the Bishop Noa Home.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the family.
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