Julia Rodriguez Finke, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014. Born on April 8, 1922 in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Ramona Rodriguez and wife of the late Robert Powell Finke.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Kathleen Byram and husband Peter Byram, of Raleigh, grandchildren, Dr. Heather Brady and husband, Dr. Patrick Brady of Washington D.C., Dr. Ian Byram, and wife, Emily Byram of Nashville, TN, Rebekah Lassiter and husband, Jordan Lassiter, of Charlotte, NC, and three great grandsons, William Brady, Powell Byram and Edward Byram. She was pre-deceased by the love of her life, Robert Powell Finke, (Bob) who died 4 years ago, nearly to the day, on October 26th. She is also predeceased by a son, Robert Finke, her sister, Claudia Giacobbe, and her brother, Daniel Rodriguez.
Julia served honorably in the US Navy as a WAVE, and worked at the VA hospital in Philadelphia as a dental assistant and hygienist during the war. She then was blessed to stay at home to raise her family and pursue her hobbies and interests. Julia will be remembered as an extremely creative artist, seamstress, needle worker, cook, and gardener. She loved her pets, music, travel, wildlife, and entertaining her friends and family.
In her final years, Julia was lovingly cared for by the staff at Sunrise of Raleigh and Franklin Manor of Youngsville. Thank you also to the dedicated and compassionate staff of Transitions LifeCare.
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A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2 PM in the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park. Family will receive friends immediately following Military Honors.
Memorials may be made in Julia’s honor to Transitions LifeCare , 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or Gateway, a Ministry of LifeCare,(formally Pregnancy Life Care), 6339, Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Condolences to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com