John Finnegan Died Monday

From the Pocono Record

finneganjohn_20080319.jpgJohn T. Finnegan, 37, of Stroudsburg, died on Monday, March 17. Raised in Acton, Mass., he was the beloved son of Gail and Robert Finnegan. He was the loving husband of Colleen Ann Capuano, with whom he celebrated nine years of marriage.

John was employed by QA Associates and served as a respected quality assurance engineer. John Finnegan was one of the founders of the New England Roleplaying Organization, a national Live Action Roleplaying group. He was the organization’s heart and soul, spending countless hours enhancing the gaming experience. Its customers benefited from John’s magnetic personality and his extraordinary creative talent for unique stories and unforgettable characters.

John graduated from St. Anselm College with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He was an avid reader of the fantasy and science fiction genres. He loved to spend time with his many friends, playing video games and especially Dungeons and Dragons. John could always be relied upon to offer a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on.

In addition to his wife and parents, John is survived by his brother, Christian Finnegan, and his wife, Kambri Crews; his grandmother, Latrice Griffin; his brother-in-law, Patrick Capuano; his sister-in-law, Andrea Bacchi; father-in-law, Pat Capuano; mother-in-law, Laura Capuano; stepmother, Debra Finnegan; his stepsiblings, Matt and Sally McCracken, and Molly and Mirco Gaggiotti.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the funeral home. Additional visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, Saturday, March 22, at the funeral home. A Catholic prayers service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, from the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, 23 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas D. McLaughlin officiating. Cremation will follow the services.

In lieu of flowers and at the family’s request, donations may be made on behalf of his departed brother, Robert Finnegan Jr., to Children’s Hospital Trust, 1 Autumn St. No. 731, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please attach a memo or note citing care of Robert Finnegan Jr.

5 Comments

  1. Katherine says:

    It’s just awful. I lost touch with John ages ago, but he was a great person and I know he’ll be missed.

  2. Lee, while doing a search for JTF on google I saw this. You should come to the Alliance Bulletin Board — people are posting their memories of John, and people I have not heard from in years are there. His family is reading all of them and are very appreciative.

    http://alliancelarp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=456

  3. John Beisheim says:

    I can’t believe it. He was only 37. I grew up with John in Acton. He was my friend from the age of about 7 until Senior year of High school. We lost touch while in college because he went to St. Anselms and I went to UMASS Dartmouth. I had only seen him a handful of times over the last 10 years, but I will miss him greatly. I was hoping to get back in touch with him during one of the class reunions.

  4. John Lasanta & Family says:

    Our condolences go out to the Finnegan and Capuano families. We hope you find the strength to get through this terrible time. Our prayers are with you.

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