Joseph J. Finnell Jr.

Joseph J. Finnell Jr., of Milton, died at South Shore Hospital, Tuesday July 5, 2011. He was 81 years old. Born July 25, 1929 in Boston, MA to Alida and Joseph J. Finnell Sr. Joseph served in the Navy and married his high school sweetheart, Mildred E. Sullivan.  Joe worked many years at the Boston Globe but decided he wanted to start his own business. Together Joe and Mil built a family business consisting of commercial and residential properties.  Finnell Properties has been in business for over 45 years and has included 4 generations of family members. A passionate golfer, he was a member of Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. He was also passionate about tennis, so much so that he built the Weymouth Tennis Club and went to watch the US Open, and Wimbledon tennis championships over 25 times. His other loves were biking, walking, spending time with his family and traveling. Loving husband to Mildred for over 60 years, he is survived by his wife, and five children; Jack his wife Karen of Maryland, Bill and his late wife Michaela, Mike and his wife Mary Ellen, Lyn, and Kathy and her husband Jon, all of Milton.  Proud grandfather to Katie, Matthew, Ally, Kirsten, Billy, Michaela, Kassy, Abby, and Brenden, and great-grandfather to McKenzie. Brother to the late Dorothy Finnell, Louise Cardillo, William Finnell, and Lorraine Finnell. Surviving him are his brothers Robert Finnell Sr. of Hull, James Finnell of Norwood, and sisters Jean Hoffman of Lynn, and Joan Savia of Lynn, along with many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Monday July 11 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Sunday 3-7 PM. Burial immediately following at Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in memory of Joseph J. Finnell Jr. to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.