Eleanor B. "E.J." Finney, nurse and homemaker, dies

She enjoyed golfing

  • Eleanor B. Finney
Eleanor B. Finney
March 07, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Eleanor B. "E.J." Finney, a former registered nurse and homemaker, died Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center of complications from a fall in January. She was 88.

Eleanor Jean Brown, the daughter of a Baugh Chemical Co. salesman and a homemaker, was born and raised in Salisbury.

After graduating in 1942 from Wicomico High School, she attended what is now Salisbury University and earned her nursing degree from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1945.

Mrs. Finney nursed until 1955, when she left to raise her family.

The longtime Ruxton resident, who moved a decade ago to the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville, was an avid golfer. She was a member of the Elkridge Club and the Hole in the Wall Golf Club in Naples, Fla.

She enjoyed playing bridge, knitting baby sweaters and needlepointing pillows for family and friends.

For 55 years, she spent summers at a family home in Chester, Nova Scotia.

Mrs. Finney was a member of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at noon Thursday.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Dr. Daniel Clarke Wharton Finney, a retired Baltimore surgeon; four daughters, Eleanor F. Waller of Ruxton, Edwina W.S. Finney of Baltimore, Mary F. Tannenberger of Charlotte, N.C., and Margaret W. Finney of San Francisco; and four grandsons.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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