James Patrick Finnegan (1 Dec 1947 - 17 Dec 2021)

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Passed away peacefully on 17th December 2021 after a short illness bravely fought.

Treasured Son of the late James and Bridget.
Much loved Partner of the late Terri.
Beloved Father to Maria and Jeremy.
Very much loved Grandfather to Jenna and Lewis.
Much loved Brother to Johnny, Clare and Paul.

Funeral details will be announced when COVID restrictions allow for the funeral he requested.

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J Novakovic wrote

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Goodbye
To a unique person, a man who had presence,and a great laugh, who will be missed.
Memories of a marvelous tea maker at St Patrick's on Sunday nights, who's hopefully making tea โ˜•for all the Set dancer's in heaven.
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๐Ÿ™ Condolences to all the family, on your loss.๐ŸŒน
๐Ÿ•ฏRIP Jimmy๐Ÿ•ฏ
๐Ÿ’š Love from
Jo N x
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Laraine Sullivan wrote

Dear Jimmy, Uncle and friend.
What a team you and Terri made, always there for us all when we needed you. That big beaming smile on your face as you walked towards us, always asking about the family and how they were. This was closely followed by a little tip about life and how important family were. You have left a big legacy behind you, not only as a family member but also all the ancestral information you unearthed with your dogged determination to follow things through. I will miss you at family gatherings. Laraine x

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Dawn Kirk wrote

Rest in peace Jimmy

Dawn,Simon & Girls xx

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Gail Peel wrote

Jimmy so sad and shocked to hear off your passing Deepest sympathy to all your family love and respect Love Gail and family X God Blessโ˜˜๏ธ

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Jennifer Grimes wrote

Jimmy you were such a kind, caring man. Your trips here will be missed. You loved to call and sit outside with a big mug of tea in one hand and a cigarette in the other. You loved when you called and I was making homemade chips and stayed for dinner. When covid hit and the Westway closed you spent the summer with us sitting at the table doing your research and the kids loved the craic with you. May you rest in peace Jimmy. ๐Ÿ™ โค

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Ann QuinnMcGovern wrote

Jimmy was such a very special friend. We had some wonderful times during his many visits to Ireland He always kept in touch when he was back in Leicester with very long phone calls when he wanted to know all about Kells and his so many friends here He was so interested in his family roots in Ireland and through his encyclopaedic research he discovered more relations and connected with so many. Everyone here in Kells knew him and was shocked to learn of his death. I will miss him terribly and feel Blessed to have the great memories he created and to have had him in my life. Rest in Peace dearest Jimmy

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Donna Barrett wrote

RIP Jimmy love to all the family x

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One true gentleman love from myself and Tucker watts x

One true gentleman love from myself and Tucker watts x

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Jimmy and Janine at Rockfield Aug 21, 2019

Jimmy and Janine at Rockfield Aug 21, 2019

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JAMES FLYNN wrote

RIP James, a true gentleman who will be greatly missed, we always had great meetings at the emerald and really enjoyed your company=rip

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Terry, Liam Des & families Cartwright wrote

Uncle Jimmy, you were always there in our lives & we can't imagine you not being here with us any more. You were kind, generous and had a great sense of humour and always made us laugh, especially in sad times. We had some really lovely and happy times at the Emerald Centre. You had a fantastic gift for story telling which brought so much Irish history to life! We cannot put into words what you meant to us and how deeply you will always be missed. God bless and Rest In Peace Uncle Jimmy. XX

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Rhiannon Henry wrote

Jimmy was always a friendly face for me when I was working in the Westway, I enjoyed the tea and chats with him โค๏ธ He was an extremely kind person to me, thank you for all Jimmy

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Robert Charlton wrote

Jimmy and my late wife, Janine, met on-line on Ancestry.com. He opened up the door to Ireland for us. Jimmy introduced us to Janineโ€™s Irish roots and went out of his way to give Janine her lifelong dream. We visited Ireland several times and always met with Jimmy. I cannot express how much he meant to us or how deeply he will be missed. God Bless!

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Judith Steele wrote

Youโ€™ve been a dear friend for many a year. You drove myself and my family from one end of Ireland to the other; as our friend Tony would say you were โ€œDriving Miss Daisyโ€ throughout the motherland. Your gift of story telling and sense of humor is surpassed by none. That broad smile will always be remembered Rest In Peace my friend

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Tina Mac mahon (Brodigan). wrote

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy he was a gentleman n I always had a great laugh with him wen he was home.may you rest in peace Jimmy and my deepest condolences to all the family.

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RIP Jim you will be greatly missed at the Emerald Centre but will never be forgotten ๐Ÿ’š

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Jimmy in Kinvara with Woody and Dave from the Curragh Sons

Jimmy in Kinvara with Woody and Dave from the Curragh Sons

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Sean Wood wrote

Finnegan, You were always a big part of my life from being a lad, it's amazing though that I always thought you were many years older than me, especially when I worked for you on the roads and down big pipes somewhere outside Leicester. ยฃ5 a shift, I was rich. I always remember calling you Uncle Jimmy. And then many years later my daughter Niamh called you Jimmy Vinegar as she couldn't quite pronounce Finnegan. Most of all, probably unknown to many of your friends, you were a big part of Glossop Rugby Club and my Irish band The Curragh Sons, indeed you were an honorary member of both outfits. Every time I took the band and the Club to Ireland together for four gigs in Kinvara and Galway and a match. and this from 1993 when we played the Connemara All Blacks in Clifden you were there, come rain, shine and latterly illness. Best of all you always arrived in Kinvara before us and all the lads remember as we pulled in the village you would be sat outside Sexton's Bar with your trilby on asking us why we had taken so long. Go well my friend. More recently you turned up at our wedding in August of 2021, made no fuss and stayed a few hour before driving back home. You absolute star and we will all miss you so much. Woody

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Maria Huggett wrote

You were simply the best Dad ever.
I held your hand whilst you slipped away it broke my heart to let you go but I would not wake you to suffer again.
Now reunited with the love of your life.
Sleep well until we meet again. RIP and may God grant you eternal rest.
All my love always, Maria xxx

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  • Maria, You were an Angel in Jimmy's hour of need, he wanted you there and you didn't let him down. Much love always. Sean x

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