Evelyn M. (Zeller) Finnigan

Evelyn M. (Zeller) Finnigan, age 98, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Wilmington Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born in Chester, PA on January 27, 1921 and raised in Trainer, PA, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Mae (Kane) Zeller.  For 10 years, she worked in the cafeteria for the Brandywine School District and then became a homemaker.  She was predeceased by her husband, Herschel “Finny” Finnigan, and her sisters, Eleanor McKenna and Eileen Wiley.

She will be dearly missed by her son, Michael D. Finnigan (Joanne) of Wilmington; her grandchildren, Tara Finnigan Meckle (Loren) and Sean Finnigan (Joanna); her great grandchildren, Rory, Dylan, Nora and Riley; nephew, Lawrence McKenna and niece, Marie McKenna Miazza and other nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 8th at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 N. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 where friends are invited to visitation starting at 9:30 AM.  Burial will be in Immaculate Heart Cemetery in Linwood, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Sacred Heart Oratory, c/o Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.  


Submitted by Sherry on
Deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:">>death will be no more.., the former things have passed away."

Submitted by Elaine on
My deepest condolences to the Family on the lost your dear loved one our average life span is 70yrs or 80yrs if especially strong (Psalm 90:10) Ms Finnigan lived beyond that living a full life may you find comfort in God's promise that we will be able to see our loved ones again (John 5:28,29)

Submitted by Mary Peterson on
Dear Joanne & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary

Submitted by Harrie Kaufman on
Michael, please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I could see from the photos of your family that you posted over time that she was a vital part of your lives. I know she will be missed by you and your family.

Submitted by Tricia on
To the family, please take comfort in Jesus words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

Submitted by Timothy Wiley on
Condolences to Evelyns family and those who loved her.She was my Aunt,I have very fond memories of her.I was saddened to hear of her passing.Rest in Peace Aunt Evelyn. Tim.