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Obituary (MA): Daniel Francis Finn '66

Posted on 08/14/2018

Daniel Finn, age 74, resident of Carver, died Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Diane (LeBlanc) Finn, and the son of the late Paul and Thelma (Brennan) Finn of Leominster.

Born on December 5, 1943 in Fitchburg, Daniel graduated from the United States Naval Academy and later earned his Masters in Business Administration from Boston College. He was a United States veteran of the Vietnam War. After his services in the United States Navy, he had a lengthy career in Industrial product sales.

Later he founded a tour company providing walking tours in historic Plymouth and group tours throughout New England. Through his activity in the tourism industry he was one of the founding members of Destination Plymouth, serving as its first Executive Director. He was a past member of the Old Colony Club, and was active with the Cribbage Club at South Meadow Village.

Dan's hobbies included yard work and caring for his garden and spending time with his family and friends. He had a keen interest in social economics and local and national politics. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Besides his loving wife Diane of 52 years, Daniel is survived by his children, William Finn and fiancé Michelle Belliveau of Boston, and Erin (Finn) Zell and her husband Todd of Marion. He was the father of the late Thomas Patrick Finn. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler, Cami, Spencer, Logan, Deacon, and Braeden, his brother Michael Finn and his wife Judy of Colorado, sister Kathleen Flax and her husband David, and sister Maureen Dadkhah and her husband Nasser of Arizona, as well as several nieces and nephews.

FINN - His funeral will be held in the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 373 Court Street, (CORDAGE PARK) Plymouth on Friday at 10:00AM. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5:00-8:00PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of Massachusetts, Bourne, MA at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Aphasia Association, P.O. Box 87, Scarsdale, NY 10583, www.aphasia.org.

For more information, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Aug. 14, 2018