- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 13, 2004

Cynthia D. Finnegan, 55, retired Army major

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Arlington National Cemetery with military rites for Cynthia D. Finnegan of Beloit, Wis., who died Dec. 24 at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, Wis. She was 55.

Mrs. Finnegan was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Vernon and Dorothy Griswold Smith. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the District and later received a master’s degree in psychology.

She retired from the Army at the rank of major in 1986. She also was an active Veterans Affairs volunteer.

She was an active member of the local and national chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Griswold Family Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing, Paralyzed Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.

In 1974, she married Timothy Finnegan in Fairbanks, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Smith, a sister, Doreen Marino, and her father-in-law, Cyril Finnegan.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy, of Crofton, Md.; two children, Shawn Finnegan of Madison and Jennifer Finnegan of Beloit; her mother, Dorothy Smith of Niantic, Conn.; a brother, Rexford Smith of East Amherst, N.Y.; a sister, Marilyn Simeone of Princeton, N.J.; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Veterans Affairs. Online condolences may be sent to www.daleymurphywisch.com.

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