Roger Dunn Finley

December 22, 2010 

Roger Dunn Finley, 86, of Raleigh, NC and Oneida, NY, died peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2010 in Raleigh, surrounded by his loving family.

A native of Oneida, NY, Roger was the son of the late Dr. Edmund L. and Irene D. Finley. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia; son, John; grandson, John T.Finley, and brother, Lawrence Finley. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, December 23rd, at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh.

Roger was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Club and attended St. Patrick’s Church of Oneida. He worked in real estate for many years prior to his retirement.

He is survived by his nine children: Leslie Eliet and son-in-law, Richard Gaulton of Ithaca, NY; Daniel E. Finley and daughter- in- law, Rose Finley of Charleston, SC; Constance Finley-Harrier of Centreville, VA; Irene Sharir and son-in-law Nadav Shahir ;Kathleen Finley, Jean Hileman and son-in-law Scott Hileman of Raleigh,NC; Judith Huntley and son-in-law Randy Huntley of Tallahassee, FL; Rosemary Dobbins and son-in-law James Dobbins of Collingswood, NJ; and Barbara Ervin and son-in-law Mike Ervin of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Colm Eliet, Lindsey (Finley) Anderson, Elizabeth (Finley) Stevens, Colin and Cameron Harrier; Chris and Mark Campbell; Michael, Daniel and Camie Hileman; Abby, Molly and Joseph Huntley; Bridget, Kelsey, Maxwell and Jamie Dobbins; Andrew Ervin and Katie (Ervin) Heiman, and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers William Finley of Sherrill, NY; Edmund Finley of Oneida, NY and best friend, George Warner of Oneida, NY.

The family would like to thank the staff of Abbottswood at Stonehenge and Hospice of Wake County for their tremendous care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 200 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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