Finnerty Jr., James Edward “Handsome Jim”
Born September 5, 1947. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 22, 2016. Survived by his wife Mary (nee Walton) of 45 years. Loving dad of Katie (Todd) McKee of West Allis, WI. Jay of Duluth, MN. and Ryan of Grafton, WI. Proud grandpa of Jacob, Megan and Sean McKee. Brother-in-law of Jed (Karen) Walton, Ann (Mike) Zimmer, Josh Walton and Michaela (Jim) Grove. Other survivors include nephew Ron (Lee) Schneider of Wautoma, great niece Tricia Schneider, and niece Mary Christine of Bay View. Special cousin to Eileen Finnerty of Milwaukee. Preceded in death by his parents James and Martha (nee Resheske), sister Mary Ellen Schneider and brother John. Also survived by other nieces, nephews, relatives and many supportive friends.
Visitation will be Thursday at HOLY ROSARY, 2011 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53202 from 10:30AM-12:30PM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30PM.
Proudly served in the United States Army 716 Military Police during the Vietnam War. Jim was a graduate of Layton School of Art, owner of DesignCor and past Post Commander of the Alonzo Cudworth Post #23. To help cope with PTSD, Jim became an award winning abstract artist and his work has been on display throughout the USA and Ireland. Jim was the original creator of the Paddy McFest Logo.
The family would like to thank the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center for all their special care. A special thank you to Father John Perez for his care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Camp American Legion-Lake Tomahawk Wildlife Trail Fund.