Michael A. Finizza Sr., 90, of Shrewsbury


Obit Michael A. Finizza SrShrewsbury – Michael A. “Mike” Finizza Sr., 90, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a brief illness.

He is survived by his son, Mike A. Finizza Jr. and his wife Donna; a son-in-law, Thomas Senior and his close friend Linda Daly; four wonderful grandchildren, Gina Marie (Senior) Kelly and her husband Gary of Shrewsbury, Michael Finizza III and his wife Heidi of Charlton, Shawn Senior and his wife Kimberly of Shrewsbury, and Todd Finizza and his wife Kelly from Oxford; and eight cherished great-grandchildren, Patrick and Kylian Kelly and Thomas and Andrew Senior, all of Shrewsbury, Zachary and Cole Finizza of Oxford, and Sofia and Evan Finizza of Charlton. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews spread out from the East to West coasts with one very close niece, Agnes (Finizza) Jandrow, remaining in Worcester.

Mike was the son of the late Felix and Agnes (Dota) Finizza. He was predeceased by his by his wife, Marie (Manzelli) Finizza, in 2007 and his daughter, Linda (Finizza) Senior, in 2000, two brothers, Joseph and Frank Finizza, and sister, Libra (Finizza) Perron.

At the age of 17, Mike enlisted into the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the USS Tolland, supporting the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The USS Tolland was selected to escort the USS Missouri into Tokyo Bay to Yokahama, Japan, to witness the signing of the peace treaty Sept. 2, 1945.

Mike worked for Pullman Standard until they closed. He was a bricklayer for over 20 years and retired in 1991 from Neles-Jamesbury, now known as Metso Corp. in Shrewsbury.

Mike was a fan of all sports. He was part of the original team that built the Joe Schwartz little league field, and was the first grounds keeper after the completion of the field. He coached Bay State Paint to three league championships. He also coached Modified Fast Pitch softball for many years, winning the state championship in 1972.

Mike loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play all sports, most recently, Patrick and Kylian Kelly for Shrewsbury High School.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mike’s family Friday, June 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will be in Saint John Cemetery of Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Rd., Worcester, MA 01602.

To leave a note of condolence for the Mike’s family or to view his Book of Memories, visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com.

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