Feb. 21, 1925 – March 4, 2014
Austin Francis “Mickey” Finn, a retired supermarket manager, died Tuesday in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 89.
Born in Lockport, he attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and served in the Navy stateside during World War II.
Mr. Finn had a 42-year career in the grocery business, beginning as a teen at Loblaws.
He went on to become a store manager for Loblaws and a district manager for Nu-Way and Acme markets.
After serving as director of store operations and a district manager for Tops Markets, he opened his own Super Duper market in West Seneca. Returning to Tops, he became director of operations for the company’s B-Kwik Markets. He retired in 1987.
A Town of Tonawanda resident since 1951, he was a founding member of St. Amelia’s Parish, where he served as a parish trustee, president of the Holy Name Society and chairman of the Catholic Charities Appeal and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
He received the St. Joseph the Worker Award for his many contributions to the parish.
He also was a past president of the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Parents Guild.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Betty Taylor; three sons, Michael, David and Brian; a daughter, Deborah Allen; two brothers, Joseph and Robert; a sister, Eileen Webster; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Amelia Catholic Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.