Steve Finn, 68

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 7:00am

Steve Finn passed peacefully in the arms of his wife Connie, with his son Jeremy at his side, and in the heart of his daughter Sarah, at Brigham and Women's hospital on Sunday, May 28. He fought a long courageous battle with many different illnesses for several years. Steve was born on June 7, 1948, in Northampton, Mass.

He attended Williston Academy in Northampton and Bentley College and was the owner and President of E&J Distributors, a third-generation business in Northampton. Steve was among the first to break ground and move his business to the Northampton Industrial Park. Steve served on community and industry boards. In support of the Jimmy Fund, Steve organized and ran numerous Massachusetts Legislature golf tournaments. His favorite spot was Block Island and after retiring he was able to enjoy, even more, his love of sports and the outdoors. He was an avid golfer and sports fan with special love for the Red Sox and the Patriots. Steve enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening and riding his mower to make the most beautiful lawn. He loved all the birds and animals that would visit him on his deck, especially his friend, Mike the Duck. Steve loved to travel and took numerous cruises to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

He spent several weeks in Nevis, a gift from his friends Mike and Ronnie Hartnett. He had an amazing rock collection that he gathered on his early morning walks on the beaches of Block Island. He found heart-shaped and Block Island-shaped rocks that were special gifts to his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Barbara “Bonnie” Snyder. Steve leaves his loving wife Constance Volante Finn; his son Jeremy Finn, and his wife Erika; and their four children, Liam, Rian, Kiera, and Owen; his daughter Sarah Finn Cullen, and her husband, John; their two children, Daniel and Justin; his brother, William Finn, and his partner, Holly Sherick; and many nieces and nephews.

There was a special place in his heart for Bill Dawkins, who was a second son to him. Most important, Steve was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a kind and generous man who loved and was loved by many. 

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be a celebration of life at a later time on Block Island.

He will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship Fund, Box 95, Watertown, Mass. 02471-0095, and the Block Island Medical Center, Block Island, Rhode Island, 02807.