Obituary of John P. Finnegan
John "Jack" P. Finnegan, age 74, a longtime Glenolden resident, died on January 31, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John Albert and the late Margaret Bernadette (McDonough) Finnegan. He attended St. Gregory's Catholic School in West Philadelphia, St. Thomas More H.S., and earned a degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph's University.
Upon graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years before embarking on a career as a food store manager. He once owned the 7-11 franchise in Folcroft, where he was especially proud of the fundraising stunts he pulled off for the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon. He also worked for Rite Aid and Sav-A-Lot food stores over his 40-year career.
A proud Philadelphia sports fan, he raised his children on Big Five Doubleheaders at the Palestra, summers with the Phillies, and fall with the Eagles! And his children are glad that he lived to see the Phillies Parade in 2008, and the Eagles win Super Bowl 52!
He was preceded in death by his brother James Finnegan and sisters Elizabeth Finnegan Dockery and Margaret Finnegan Donovan.
Jack is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Irene (Haywood), and his four children John, Jim (Amy), Joe (Christy), and Cecilia (Tom) Barclift. He was also a loving and proud Pop-Pop to his five grandchildren: Seamus, Lia, Mia, Sam & Katie.
Viewing: 6-8PM on Friday at McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home, 343 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden PA.
Funeral Mass: 12 Noon on Saturday at St. George's Catholic Church, Lamont Ave., Glenolden PA. Mass will also be broadcast through Zoom, Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 0011 3452
Interment: SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to
St. George Parish 22 E Cooke Ave., Glenolden, PA 19036
Nutritional Development Services 222 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Malvern Retreat House 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, PA 19355
The family lastly wants to thank the first responders and staff at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital who took great care of Jack during his final days.
The Hawk Will Never Die.