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Margaret Mary Finnerty
October 16, 2021


Margaret Mary (Santomango) Finnerty, age 86 of Bedford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Born in Somerville, May 9, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Antonio "Alexander" and Michaela "Margaret" (Riccio) Santomango.

Margie is survived by her sons, James Finnerty of Groton, Daniel Finnerty and his wife Valerie of Littleton, and John Finnerty of Bedford, by her grandchildren Eric, Gina, Devin, and Shawn Finnerty, by her sister Marie DiRamio and her husband Victor of Florida, and by many beloved sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her late parents, Margie was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Laura (McEachern) Finnerty, and by her siblings Camella Lambert, Ines Marie Barbaro, and Anthony Santomango.

Born and raised in Somerville, Margie attended Somerville High School and graduated with the class of 1953. Following her graduation she went to work as an administrator for the Vice President of the New England Trust Bank in Boston, MA. In 1960, she married John James "Jack" Finnerty and became a full-time mom to her three sons, James (1963), Daniel (1965), and John (1966). In 1978, Margie reentered the workforce as a single parent, working first at Artronics Corp. in Danvers, then at General Electric, and finally at Polaroid as an administrator, accountant, and comptroller.

As the matriarch of her family, Margie led by example and imparted her strong work ethic and her simple "always do the right thing" philosophy to her sons as they grew to adulthood in Billerica and Lexington, MA. With patience, kindness, by example, and through sheer force of will, she raised three boys on her own to manhood. Margie was devoted to her four grandchildren and loved them with her entire being.

Margie was a devout Catholic, and regularly attended Mass at Sacred Heart Church of Lexington, St. Barbara Church in Woburn, and later St. Michael Church in Bedford. Margie was an avid gardener and could make impossible-to-culture houseplants bloom regularly. Margie played and coached softball, taught her sons to catch snakes, and loved dogs. We treasure our memories of her and will miss her always.

Funeral services will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., WOBURN, Saturday, October 23rd, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd,, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

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Mc Laughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Service
60 Pleasant Street
Woburn, MA 01801