Walter K. Finn

July 13, 1931 - March 29, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: April 10, 2019

A Celebration Of Ken's life will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church, 55 Church St., in Lyman, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

Walter K. Finn, 87, of Lyman, died peacefully in York on March 29, 2019. Walter was lovingly referred to as “Ken” by family and friends was born on July 13, 1931, the son of Walter and Charlotte (Davis) Finn at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Ken left high school at the age of 17, and with his mother’s permission, Ken enlisted into the United States Army and bravely fought during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country and living in Korea for five years, Ken was honorably discharged in June of 1952, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

Upon Ken’s return to the states, he went back to high school and was able to obtain his High School Diploma.

Ken was a member of the American Legion as well as the past Master of the Tyrian-Ashler- Acacia Masonic Lodge, AF & AM in Gloucester, where Ken had the honor of leading the Bicentennial Parade.

While Ken was home on leave, he was introduced to the love of his life, Janice Bradstreet by her sister. They married on December 8, 1951 at the Universalist Church in Gloucester and together loved and raised three sons: Dennis, Stephen and David

Ken and Janice lived in Gloucester and would travel to Maine for vacations. During one of their trips to Maine, they found their special home in Lyman. This perfect spot in Lyman would eventually become their forever home. Ken worked hard over the years and completed many “Ken renovations.”

Ken worked for 32 years as a Manager of the Gloucester Paint Manufacturing Company. He was an avid coin and stamp collector and enjoyed working in his yard cutting trees and splitting firewood. Ken loved animals, especially his German Shepherd Princess and cat Smokey. Ken and Janice loved to travel throughout the United States on Ken’s Honda Goldwing motorcycle.  Ken and Janice are members of the Goodwin’s Mills United Methodist Church in Lyman. Ken loved his church and his church family.  Recently, he helped Janice organize Grandma’s Attic, a major fundraiser for the Church.  Ken’s faith brought him great comfort and he was often seen carrying his Bible.

Ken is lovingly survived by his wife, Janice Finn of Lyman; his three sons: Dennis M. Finn of Montana; Stephen P. Finn and David K. Finn both of Gloucester.

Ken was predeceased by his parents and brothers, George Finn and Frederick “Bud” Finn.

A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Goodwin’s Mills United Methodist Church, 55 Church St., in Lyman followed by a time of sharing stories and memories with Ken’s family in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the Goodwin Mills United Methodist Church.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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