Norman L. Finucane - Smithfield

Norman L. Finucane - Smithfield

Norman L. “Red” Finucane, 86, of Smithfield passed peacefully on May 7th. Born in Providence, he was the devoted husband of Claire M. (O’Brien) Finucane for 60 years. He was a son of the late Edward and Catherine (Kenney) Finucane.

Norman is survived by his six children, Maureen (Anthony) Esposito of Harrisville, John (Joan) of Smithfield, James (Melody) of Foster, William (Ana) of Guilford, Conn., Gail (Paul) Conte of Cranford, N.J., and Patricia (Robert) Ventura of East Greenwich. He was the beloved “Gramp” to 12 grandchildren, Daniel, Mark and Michael Esposito; Jennifer and Sean Finucane; Joseph, Dominic, Edward, Alanna and Anthony Conte; and Lucas and Erin Ventura. He was also the great-grandfather of Ryleigh, Adisyn and Delaney Esposito, Conner Chambers and Ethan Esposito, and McKenzie Esposito. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Maroney of East Greenwich. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and Verne, and his sister, Ruth Lawlor.

He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the Philippines. He was the owner of Norm’s Service in Esmond for 30 years. He was a Life Member of Johnston FD, Hose 3. An avid hockey fan and player, he was a team member of the Rhody Oldies Hockey Club and played his last game in November.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Georgiaville. Interment will be at RI Veteran’s Cemetery, Exeter, at a later date. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Church Food Pantry or to Home and Hospice Care of RI. For directions and condolences, please visit