In Memory of
Thomas J. Finnegan Jr.
1943 - May 27, 2021
Thomas J. Finnegan
Thomas was born in Paterson, NJ on August 23, 1943
the son of Thomas Sr., and Margaret.
He graduated from
St. Joseph’s High School, and after he served his
country proudly in the United States Navy he became a
police officer in Paterson, NJ in 1967. Thomas
transferred to the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD)
in 1970 where he attained the rank of Detective
Sergeant. He retired in 1996 after 26 years of service.
He enjoyed breakfast at the diner with family, corn beef
at Kelly’s Tavern, watching the Yankees, listening to
“oldies” music and relaxing with a cold beer.
He was predeceased by his parents Thomas Sr. and
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Elizabeth,
his son James, his daughter Debra Probst and her husband
Edward, his daughter Marianne Regan and her husband
Brian, and grandchildren Ryan, Thomas, Mary and Kate.
Thomas was a loving Pop Pop to his grandchildren and
spent his time in retirement being “Pop Pop’s Daycare
and Driving Service”.
Friends are invited to the Kurzawa Funeral home 338 Main
Street, South Amboy, NJ 08879 on Tuesday June 1, 2021
from 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday morning a 10 am funeral
mass will be offered at Sacred heart church, south
Amboy. Internment will follow Sacred Heart Cemetery,
Parlin section of Sayreville.
The family requests in
lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Tunnel to
Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY
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Kurzawa Funeral Home
338 Main Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879