Arline S. (Sinclair) Finch

Born: Sun., Dec. 24, 1922
Died: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 24, 2015
Location: Faith United Parish

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FITCHBURG – Arline Sinclair Finch, 92, of Fitchburg passed away October 20, 2015 at the Golden Living Center after a brief illness.

Arline was born on December 24, 1922 in Chicago, IL, the only child of Edith (Rundgren) and William Sinclair. She was raised in Arlington, MA and graduated from Chapel Hill School in Waltham, MA in 1941. She attended Bates College, where she met her future husband, leaving after three years to marry him while he was serving as a Naval officer during World War II.

Arline was a mother to many; nurturing not only her own children; but countless others; including campers at Camps Andover and Waldron in Meredith, NH and students at the schools she worked at in Fitchburg and for FLLAC Collaborative, both as a substitute and a paraprofessional.  Her children were quite accustomed to sharing their home with others, and consider compassion for those most in need of love the greatest gift their mother instilled in them.

She was an active member of Faith United Parish. serving on the Outreach Committee and Diaconate for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Carleton “Zeke” Finch; her son William Finch and his wife Margaret of Rindge, NH; her daughter Joanne Tulonen of Springfield, NH; her daughter Deborah Finch of Westminster, MA; her son David Finch and his wife Carolyn of Lunenburg, MA; her daughter Patricia Kelly and her husband Edward of Rindge, NH; her son William Judge and his husband Tom Scano of Delray Beach, FL; her son Thomas Judge of Cohasset, MA; and daughters of her heart, Ewa Friman of Sweden and Diane Normandin of Fitchburg, MA.

Also surviving are her twelve grandchildren and their families: Gregory Tulonen, Michael and Timothy Finch, Emily Polk, Jillian and Amy Finch, Andrew, Kathryn, and Thomas Kelly, Frank Abadie, Rachel and Tyler Judge; and her two great grandchildren: Connor and Riley Tulonen.

FINCH - A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 24 at Faith United Parish, 820 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Arline’s name to Habitat for Humanity NCM, 138 Great Road, Acton, MA. 01720.

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Artie Verdini
   Posted Wed October 21, 2015
Bill, we are very sorry, I see that she was quite a remarkable woman and mother,and where you got your compassion from. I'm glad that you were able to be with your family for this, that was so important. See you when you get back and have a safe trip. Artie and Helen

Coleen & Ava
   Posted Thu October 22, 2015
We send our condolences to the Finch family with heartfelt sympathy.
Coleen & Ava

Joan Scano
   Posted Thu October 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss. She certainly was an outstanding woman and mother. You and your brother were very fortunate to have been raised by such a wonderful person. She was a true Angel of God. May she rest in peace.

Tina Lemay
   Posted Thu October 22, 2015
Sorry for your loss. She sure had a good life of love, family and giving to others! What an amazing role model she was.
With Love,
Tina Novak Lemay

Roz Teto
   Posted Thu October 22, 2015
Much sympathy to the entire Finch family. I remember lots of good times with all of you growing up. It's always hard to lose a parent. We lost Mom and Dad a couple years ago, but you think they will be there forever.


Roz Teto

Jackie & Roger Reiss
   Posted Sat October 24, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to Arline's entire family. It sounds like you will have many wonderful memories to remember and share in years to come.

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