Phyllis Ann Finnegan, died peacefully in her sleep on September 4th, 2022 in Naples, Florida at the age of 86. We wish everyone could have known the beauty and kindness that radiated so naturally from our mother. She was an angel on earth and is surely one in heaven. Phyllis is survived by her husband, James Patrick Finnegan, formerly of Bradford, IL. Together they enjoyed 64 years of marital bliss, raising 7 children in Arlington Heights, and living later in Barrington, IL and Naples, FL. In recent years, our dad selflessly cared for Mom’s every need, praying with her and bringing her daily communion as she descended into the confusion of dementia. Phyllis is survived by 7 adoring children and 26 grandchildren: Daughter, Margaret Ann (Peggy) Finnegan and Mike Donnelly of Pittsburgh and their children, Michael Sean, Maura, Ryan and Shannon; Daughter, Kathleen Marie and Ed O’Malley of Prospect Heights and their children, Jim, Maggie, Maeve and Ryan; Son, James Patrick Finnegan Jr. and Marisol of Prospect Heights and their children, Brianna, Jimmy and Kiara; Son, Joseph Michael Finnegan and Dawn of Arlington Heights and their children, Joey, Johnny and Patrick; Daughter, Mary Kelly and Bill Cavanagh of Arlington Heights and their children, Billy, Meghan and Grace; Daughter, Julie Ann and Tim Faulkner of Naperville and their children, Seamus, Erin, Teagan and Jack, and Son, Daniel Robert Finnegan of Mundelein and his children, Emma, Molly, Margie, Danny and Elizabeth. Phyllis was preceded in death by her father, Marcellus (Bud) Hirsch and mother, Agnes; and her sister, Jane Rose Hirsch. She is survived by sister, Donna Beaven and husband, Fred Beaven, and brother, Ronald Hirsch and their families from Evansville, Indiana, where our mom was born and grew up. Friends will be welcomed Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL. A funeral mass will be Monday, September 19, 2022, at 10 am at Transfiguration Church, 316 West Mill St., Wauconda, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Choose Life America, Inc., PO Box 830152, Ocala, FL 34483 or to American Nativity Scene, 9 S. Elmhurst Rd., #7346, Prospect Heights, IL 60070. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.
Published by Daily Herald on Sep. 11, 2022.
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