Eva Mae Finelli
April 2, 1930 - September 15, 2020

Eva Mae Finelli

Eva Mae Finelli
Apr 2, 1930 - Sep 15, 2020

Eva Mae Finelli
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Family and friends may visit on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:

Eva Mae Finelli, 90, of Kingston, NY, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at home with her family by her side. She was born April 2, 1930 in Stony Hollow, NY daughter of the late Burton and Pearl (Krom) Beesmer. She was married to the late Carmine "Chuck" Finelli, Chuck passed away on December 7, 1994.

Eva was a School Monitor for the Kingston City School District, primarily at Brigham Elementary and MJM Junior High School. She later worked as a CNA for the Ulster County Infirmary. After retirement, she volunteered as a Foster Grandmother at the Head Start Program in Kingston and also volunteered at Ten Broeck Commons. She was a member of the American Legion Post #150 Auxiliary and the Joyce-Schirick Post #1386 Auxiliary. Eva was a die-hard NY Yankees fan and rarely missed watching a game. She loved animals, and enjoyed watching and feeding birds. Eva loved to socialize and had many dear friends. She was also an avid reader.

She is survived by her children, Gerry Finelli of Catskill, Lou Case of Catskill, and Nancy Finelli and her husband Andrew Jozefowicz of Catskill, her sister, Nancy Sweeney of Kingston, her grandchildren, Angelina Baker, Michelle Davis, Christopher Ehring, Daniel Ehring, and Andrianna Moustakas, her great grandchildren, Logan and Kalob Webber, her beloved dog, Izzy, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her siblings, Doris Neice, Betty Brueckner, and Walter and Robert Beesmer.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here: A graveside inurnment service will be held at 11am on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at Montrepose Cemetery, 75 Montrepose Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ulster County SPCA at A tribute for Eva can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.

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Debra Longto on Sep 19, 2020

CandleMy sincere and heartfelt condolences to Nancy, Lou and Gerry Your mom was like a mom to many kids over the years, including me. She held me up when I was weak and gave me a place to sleep when I was in need. She used to make up my couch bed so perfectly, turning down the corner and making it so cozy. She never said I can’t, she always said we’ll figure it out. She kept us in line and held us accountable for our actions yet we were never scared to tell her our failures or to ask for help. Her hugs were the best!
My memories of days and nights with the Finelli’s are long and span decades, I am grateful to have been a part of growing up together. My only regret is not being able to pay my last respects to your wonderful Mom because I’m so far away. Please know I’m thinking of you all and hold my memories of our lives together in my heart forever.
Aloha Nui.
Debra Longto

Melissa Oshins on Sep 18, 2020

Soo sorry for the lost of your Mom.

Rob Kantner on Sep 18, 2020

Gerry, Lou, Nancy,
I'm sadden by the news of Eva's passing. She was such a kind person and I thought of her as my second Mom. I can still hear her laughter when I think of our time together. Certainly one of the nicest people I've ever known. Our condolences to all her family and friends. She is missed. Rob & Chris Kantner

Elaine (McDonough)Sheehan on Sep 18, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a wonderful women. She always welcomed you into
her home and treated you like family. I have some very nice memories of her in my younger years.
Heaven has a new angel. Elaine Lynch McDonough-Sheehan.

Kim Kantner on Sep 18, 2020

Gerry, Lou and Nancy,
I have so many early memories of Kingston and your Mom watching me or taking me to Brigham Elementary. Our Mothers stayed connected and remained very close friends over the years; with occasional visits to South Florida and, in more recent years, to Central Florida. I find peace knowing those two are together and imaging how much laughter is going on between them again. Your Mom will always hold a special place in my heart as well as to others in my family.
Our sincere sympathy,
Kim Kantner (daughter of the late Shirley Kantner)

Debbie Helmedach on Sep 18, 2020

Many prayers 🙏 for Eva and her family, know without a doubt she is with our Lord in love and joy. I loved Eva's spirit and spunk❤️
God Bless ❤️

Lori Albright Bevilacqua on Sep 17, 2020

Gerry,Nancy,Lou, My deepest sympathy on your loss of your mother Eva! I have a lot of wonderful memories from my teenage years with Eva and Gerry always had a good laugh! May she Rest In Peace! She was a wonderful person! Prayers for you all Lori Albright Bevilacqua.

Rebecca Johnson-Denier on Sep 17, 2020

Dear Gerry, Nancy & Lou,

Your Mom was so beautiful inside & out, and her smiles were contagious. She will be greatly missed. ( I know that she will be watching the Yankee's Games in Heaven!! )
A Donation to the Ulster SPCA will be made in her Memory.
XoXo, =)

We Love You,
~ Randi & Bri

Lori Cacopardo on Sep 17, 2020

There are not enough sincere words to express my sorry, for your loss. A great lady who raised three fantastic girls. May God give you strength to get through this loss, and a calming peace of acceptance.

Susan Kesick on Sep 17, 2020

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Part of my childhood, and I will always remember her warm heart and the big smile that was always on her face. sending love and hugs. Susan (Engelhardt) Kesick

Chris Steinebach on Sep 17, 2020

To Lou & your entire family,
Thinking of you during this time of loss. May your memories brighten the sadness as you grieve....

Debbie butler on Sep 16, 2020

My dearest friends Gerry , Nancy and Lou , at this hardest time in our lives there are no words that can express how deeply saddened I am to here of your mom’s passing . She had a beautiful life and had some wonderful memories with each of you. May those memories help each and everyone of you during this time. Her smile and laughter was so infectious. She loved to dance when ever we played at the bar. She was great support to hope and I when our mom passed. Gerry we had a great after funeral party and your mom said , not sure if it was appropriate or not but it was one of the best damn funerals she been to. One of my favorite rememberances was a night we needed a Christmas tree for the bar and I suggested to take hers .. well borrow it and return it later . She gave me hell but we laughed about it later. Many memories... thank you Eva rip . Love you all. I love you Eva (mom) , your favorite daughter-in-law.😢😢😢😢

Vanessa (Osterhoudt ) Haslam on Sep 16, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family of Eva Finelli growing up with her in our lives and the friendship she shared with our parents goes back many years blessing to all may she rest in peace . The Osterhoudt Family

Rose Ryan on Sep 16, 2020

I had the pleasure of being an aide for Eva but it evolved into much more than that. We became close with each other. We had many laughs and even tears together. My only regret is that I hadn’t met her and her family sooner in life but I am blessed to have spent the time I did have with her...I am gonna miss her more than I can put into words. Peace to you my mama Eva... I love you



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