Patrick W. Finneral Print E-mail

Patrick W. Finneral

Beloved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle;

Patrick W. Finneral, 67, a lifelong resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, April 8, 2022.

He was the beloved husband of the late Valerie (Nicholaides) Finneral who passed away in October of 2020.

Born in Lowell, August 22, 1954, the son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret E. (Ralls) Finneral. He received his education in the Lowell school system and graduated from Lowell High School, Class of 1972.

Patrick furthered his education at Northern Essex Community College.

Prior to his retirement, Patrick worked as a locomotive engineer at Keolis Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and Boston and Maine Railroad for over 40 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Div. 57.

He had a passion for traveling, skiing, tennis, and riding in the Pan Mass Challenge.

Patrick is survived by his sister Donna M. Coffey and her husband Dennis of West Yarmouth, Mass.; sister-in-law Ann Finneral of Weare, NH; two brothers-in-law, Stephen Nicholaides and his wife Kathleen Sweeney of Kennebunk, Maine; and Peter Milinazzo of Sacramento, California; and 11 beloved nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Thomas P. Finneral and the late Barbara J. Milinazzo.

Funeral Services were held privately. Burial took place at the Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090 or Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (4)
  • Dino Sarantos  - Condolencews
    I am sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. I too lived in the highlands and we went to school together through the Daley School. May his memory be eternal. God Bless, Dino Sarantos
  • Amber Brides  - Co worker
    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Pat was such a kind person. He gave me so much encouragement as a new engineer. He was truly one of my favorite people at the railroad. Rest in peace Pat.
  • Dotty Boisvert
    Donna, I was so sorry to read that Pat passed away. Please know that Petr and I are thinking of you and the rest of your family at this difficult time.
  • Susan Letourneau  - Coworker
    So sorry to here of Pat’s passing. He was a great guy to learn from and a good friend. Always enjoyed the times we all hung out. My condolences to your family and friends. Rest In Peace Pat.
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