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Frank V. Finnegan, 86, a retired industrial arts teacher in Buffalo public schools, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 1990) in Mercy Hospital.

A Buffalo native, Finnegan graduated from the former Buffalo State Teachers College and earned his master's degree from the University of Buffalo.

He taught industrial arts for 44 years at Schools 9, 24, 33, 53 and 69. He retired in 1971.

He was a past president of the Catholic Guild for the Blind and was honored in May for 40 years of service. He began volunteering years ago when he was asked if he would like to be a driver for blind people, said his wife of 52 years, the former Vivien Havens.

Finnegan was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and Monsignor Nash Council 3875, Senior Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of Cordova Caravan No. 26, Order of the Alhambra, and the Holy Name Society and Senior Citizens of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 450 Abbott Road. Prayers will be said at 10:30 in the Reddington Funeral Home, 657 Abbott Road. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Orchard Park.

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