Obituary: Susan Finn, 66, of Shelton, longtime teacher at two city schools

Susan Finn
Susan Finn

Susan Finn, 66, of Shelton entered into rest on Friday, July 5, 2013, peacefully in her home with her family by her side. She is the devoted wife of 42 years to John "Jack" Finn, 1st Ward alderman of Shelton.

Susan was born in Bridgeport on Nov. 20, 1946, daughter of the late Earl and Alice Jennings, and she lived most of her life in Shelton.

Taught at Elizabeth Shelton, Mohegan schools

She was a retired school teacher who taught in Shelton for many years. Susan started teaching kindergarten at Elizabeth Shelton, where she spent 18 years, before moving to Mohegan School where she taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade over 24 years.

She was a lifetime member of the Shelton High School Father's Club, was a member of the Shelton Democratic Town Committee, Shelton Education Association and Connecticut Education Association, and a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph's Church.

She loved reading, watching movies, and enjoyed “NCIS” on television.

Mother of two

She is the beloved mother of John J. Finn and Colleen Finn. She also leaves her mother-in-law Harriet Finn, a brother-in-law George Finn, and sister and brother-in-law Harriet and Jim Calkins, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Brad Jennings, and her father-in-law, George Finn.

The family would like to thank Oncology Associates of Bridgeport, all the doctors, nurses, and staff, and Marin Pozucek for their support over the last four years.

Wake at Riverview, service at St. Joseph

Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. On Monday her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Shelton. Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peters Cemetery in Derby.

Contributions in her memory can be made to MADD, 317 Foxon Road, East Haven, CT 06513,, or through the funeral director. Online condolences can be offered at