BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Margaret "Marge" Cole Finch, mother of former Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, died Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Vincent's Hospital. She was 85.
"Please keep my Mom in your thoughts and prayers," Bill Finch said via Twitter @Billfinchbpt.
Marge Finch was the beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Finch.
Born in New Haven on Oct. 19, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Edward F. Cole and Gertrude Enscoe Cole and was a longtime resident of Trumbull and Bridgeport. Before retiring, Finch was a teller at Fleet Bank and with the town of Trumbull.
Finch was well-known for many years as a school volunteer, band parent and elected member of several school PTAs over many years of her children's education. She was active in civic affairs and encouraged her children to be involved.
She is survived by her four children, Bill Finch (Sonya), Elizabeth Berry (Eddie), Edward Finch (Jenniegrace) and Rosemary Yost (John); nine grandchildren, Peter, Christopher, Billy, Andrea Harder (Brandon), Tommy, Atticus, Mark, Aiden and Paul; a great-grandson, Brodie; a sister, Rosemary Sette (Paul); a brother, Robert Cole; a sister-in-law, Muriel Falanga and a brother-in-law, Donald Finch (Paula) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County .