Hollie K. Finne age 54 of Ware passed away peacefully in her sleep, in the morning hours of April 11, 2019. A devoted wife and mother, Hollie has received her angel wings and will be reunited with many friends and family in the kingdom of heaven.
Hollie was born December 14, 1964 to the late Thomas N. and Kathleen M. (McMenemy) Cristo. She was the youngest of three children and had a fun filled childhood full of laughter and memories. Hollie’s favorite childhood memories included family vacations to the Caribbean, as well as annual trips to Hampton Beach. She graduated Millbury Memorial High School in 1982 and went on to attend Brom’s Academy of Hair. She worked for many years at her parents’ business The Diplomat Salon in Millbury before taking time off to raise her twins.
As her children got older, she worked as a school van driver for many years, most recently for County Cab Inc in Spencer, Ma. She drove for County Cab until this past November when she had to retire due to illness. Hollie adored her time at County Cab and was incredibly grateful to Nancy Sharry and Don D’Amato for their generosity and unrelenting support through the years. Their generosity will always be cherished by the family.
Hollie was predeceased by her beloved parents, her dear friend Jeryl A. (Picking) Anderson, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins who will welcome her to heaven with their loving embraces. She is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years Scott C. Finne and her children Jennifer K. Finne and Zachary S. Finne, her constant source of pride. She also leaves her sister and best friend Darlene M. Papalardo and her husband Robert, her brother Jude T. Cristo and his wife Sandra, and a special aunt Margaret A. Boutilier, all of Millbury. In addition, she leaves her loving in-laws Earl B. and Delores M. Finne of Millbury, the entire Finne/Zimage family, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. Hollie also leaves her childhood best friend Sheryl A. (Fountaine) and her husband John E. Barry of Shrewsbury, and many other friends and family members who loved her so very dearly.
Hollie took many incredible trips with her family, including annual trips to Hampton Beach and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She fondly remembered the entire family going to Jamaica in 2008, and multiple trips to Walt Disney World. Most recently in March, she spent the weekend away with her family at the Ashworth by the Sea at Hampton Beach.
Hollie was fun loving and a kind hearted person who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her children and family were her everything, and she will always be remembered as an angel on Earth and now as an angel in heaven.
Family and friends will honor and remember Hollie’s life by gathering for a time of visitation on Tuesday April 16th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 17th in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St. in Worcester. Burial will follow at St. Brigid Cemetery in Millbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for the continued education of the Finne children, to the Finne Children’s Fund, in care of the Millbury National Bank, 18 Main St., Millbury.
Finne Children Fund
% Millbury National Bank, 18 Main St., Millbury MA 01527