Thomas Leo "Bud" Finucan, Janesville, WI (1929-2015)
August 30, 1929 - October 20, 2015
Thomas Leo "Bud" Finucan, age 86, a longtime Janesville resident, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Clifton Twsp., Monroe County, WI, the son of the late Vern M. and Mildred M. (Dutton) Finucan. Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean War. After his discharge, Tom married the former Catherine L. Coldren on June 30, 1954. He and Kate came to Janesville, where he began working for General Motors, working as an Inspector until his retirement after 40 years of service. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 95, was a member of the V.F.W. Kienow-Hilt Post 1621, and was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Tom will be remembered as a "Fixer" of just about anything! He could be given something, asked to fix it, and would be able to repair until it was like new! He was happiest working in his shop in his garage. He also was a great card player, and would play a game of euchre any chance he could. He participated in several card groups, and always tried to make the weekly Friday euchre tourney at the Janesville Senior Center. He was a fan of the classic 1950's era country music. He was a master at finding gems at rummage sales, and never afraid to negotiate for a better price . Tom was a genuinely good man, who was a gentleman in every sense of the word! He was a patient man who loved his family above all else in life.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Kate; his four children: Cathy (Dan) Cotter of Platteville, WI, Kim (Ron) Hume of Milton, Thomas L. Finucan, Jr. of Janesville, and Pat (Jenny) Finucan of Sussex, WI; his nine grandchildren: Caitlin, Casey, Mitchel, Brandon, Spencer, Ashley, Cameron, Sean, and Colin; his three great-grandchildren: Aiden, Piper, and Brandon, Jr.; his brother, Jim Finucan of Janesville; his sister, Joan (Bob) Garvin of Elroy, WI; and by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Charles Finucan; and his twin sister, Lucille Finucan.
Funeral services with a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at
11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 315 Cherry St., with Fr. Sanctus Ibe officiating. Burial with full military rites by the V.F.W. Kienow-Hilt Post 1621 will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 9 until 11 a.m. at the CHURCH.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Rd., (608)752-2444