16300 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-881-8500
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Barbara Finch

Barbara Ann Finch (Fitzgerald)

Friday, December 2nd, 1932 - Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Barbara Ann Finch
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Barbara Ann Finch, 86, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Grosse Pointe Woods.
Born Dec. 2, 1932, in Grosse Pointe to Gerald and Emily Fitzgerald, Barbara attended Sacred Heart Academy and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School. She attended Pennsylvania School for Women and graduated from Michigan State University with a teaching degree. She earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University.
Barbara taught in the Detroit Public Schools. She also was the religion director at St. Matthew in Detroit and a religious education teacher at the Grosse Pointe Academy.
Barbara loved to entertain and had many friends. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, League of Women Voters and an honorary member of the Four Freshmen Society. She also helped spearhead an organization called Residents on The Hill.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Elise Finch-Sophiea (Bill Sophiea); sons, Michael Finch (Mariela Fernandez Alsina) and Mark Finch and grandchildren, William and Jeffrey Sophiea and Zachary and Olivia Finch,
She was predeceased by her brother, Gerald Fitzgerald.
A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.
Burial will take place in St. Clair, next to her mother and other family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Michigan Women Forward, 1155 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 350, Detroit, MI 48207 or at support@miwf.org or Alpha Chi Omega, Michigan State University, 243 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, April 19th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Friday, April 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 19th, 2019 1:00pm
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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J. Fields

Posted at 08:15am
Dear family. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. What brings me comfort in times like these is the scripture found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 where God promises to do away with all sickness and death forever. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, be with your family during this most difficult time in your lives.

Kathy & Bob Brundle

Posted at 03:56pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Long-Term Care Resources

Posted at 09:12am
Our warmest condolences,
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Dan and Sheila Fitzgerald

Posted at 06:34pm
Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of beautiful, vibrant Barb. Her memory will stay with us. We are there in spirit.
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The Patten Family

Posted at 10:24am
We'll miss our friend,godmother and teacher
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