Paul’s FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated entirely in

St Ignatius’ Catholic Church, corner Queen and William Streets, Norwood, on

THURSDAY, March 14, 2024, commencing at 11:00 a.m.


The Mass will also be broadcast via livestream.

Please – CLICK – on the link above.


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It would be appreciated, in lieu of flowers, donations to

Donation envelopes will be available at the Mass.

Online donations can be made – CLICK – on link above.


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Born 1932 in Bondi, New South Wales.

Died 25th February 2024 in Adelaide, South Australia.


Youngest son of James Albany Finnane and Mary Ann (Colreavy).


His siblings, Jack, Brian, Marie (Garvan), Peter,

Patricia (Kennedy), Desmond, Max, and Fabian, all predeceased him.


His living sister-in-law is Patricia Finnane, wife of Peter.


Paul was a loving husband to Louise who predeceased him in 2018.


He has been a caring father to Wayne, Patricia, and Lawrence (deceased)

and a loving and generous uncle to his many nephews and nieces in

Australia and in the United States.


Paul was a remarkable advocate for the underprivileged

and spent his life serving others in the Franciscan tradition.

He often expressed his appreciation for his many faithful friends

and carers and to the community of St Ignatius, Norwood.


“And the greatest of these (commandments) is love.”

(1 Corinthians 13:13)

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Maureen Reibel -

Saddened to hear of Uncle Pauls passing. As a kid, to me, he was larger than life and had the loudest laugh. Rest In Peace with Louise.

Anne McGregor -

Saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. He and our Dad had a life long friendship that started at school. Both Paul and Louise have been in our families lives for a long time. Now reunited with Louise. RIEP Paul.