Wednesday, July 20, 2011

RIP Patricia Marie Finnegan

March 31, 1928 - July 16, 2011
Pat Finnegan, 83, died Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was preceded by her husband of 57 years, William R. Finnegan. She leaves behind sister Barbara, daughter Colleen, sons William, Kevin and Michael, daughters-in-law Caroline and Lacey, and adored granddaughters Masha, Leigh and Mollie. A Los Angeles native, Pat produced television movies. She was executive producer of "Quicksand," "This Child is Mine" and "Hope." Her many other films included "A Father for Charlie" and "The $5.20 an Hour Dream." She was the daughter of Arthur and Pauline Quinn. Her father was a refrigerator mechanic, her mother a nurse. Pat graduated from Corvallis, a San Fernando Valley Catholic high school. Known for her spirit of adventure, she set off traveling and working odd jobs - in Yosemite, Nantucket and Manhattan. In the late 1940's she met Bill Finnegan, a colleague at the Hollywood Citizen-News. They married in New York in 1952. They raised their children in Los Angeles and Honolulu. In 1977 they founded Finnegan Associates - later, with Sheldon Pinchuk, the Finnegan-Pinchuk Co. - which became a leading supplier of TV movies. Pat loved New York City, its music and theatre. In the 1990s she and Bill moved back to Manhattan. They spent summers in Sag Harbor, NY, with their children, their grandchildren and their many friends.

FINNEGAN, Patricia Marie (Patricia Marie Quinn)
Born: 3/31/1928, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 7/16/2011, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

Patricia Marie Finnegan's westerns - producer:
Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills (TV) - 1986
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV) - 1987

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