Born: May 19, 1911
Died: April 5, 1988
Married: Ethel Hewitt Finnigan
Children: Thomas F. Finnigan, III
Chiefly known for: Thomas F. Finnigan, Jr., ran T.F. Finnigan's for many years.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 12, 1988
Services said for Thomas F. Finnigan
SARANAC LAKE — Funeral services were said Sunday for Thomas F. Finnigan, 76, of 55 Petrova Avenue, who died April 5 at the Uihlein Mercy Center. He was born May 19, 1911, in Saranac Lake, the son of Thomas and Ella C. (Dulleau) Finnigan.
A lifelong resident of Saranac Lake, he began working at age 11 as a delivery boy at T.F. Finnigan, a menswear and specialty shop founded by his father in 1923. He worked his way up through the company and served as president prior to retiring in 1985.
On June 29, 1936, he was married to Ethel Hewitt. She died Dec. 26, 1985
Survivors include one son, Thomas F. Finnigan, Jr. [sic], two grandchildren, Thomas F Finnigan IV, and Kimberly Finnigan both of Saranac Lake; and one sister Hellen Brusso of the Uihlein Mercy Center.
Funeral services were said Sunday at the Fortune Funeral Home, with the Rev. Douglas Comstock officiating.
Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in May.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 22, 1954
Champ In The Making
Another local youngster who is bringing national attention to Saranac Lake sets out today to compete in the National Junior Ski Championships at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Tom Finnigan Jr., sixteen-year old Saranac Lake High School Junior, is the only New Yorker selected to represent the East in the downhill and slalom races. Nine other boys are on the Eastern team, and five girls.
Tom was the number two selection for the Eastern group. A couple of weeks ago he came in second in the downhill Eastern Championship race at Mad River Glen.
He first put on skis when he was still literally a toddler, one-and-a-half years old. Mr. and Mrs. Finnigan took him out on Donnelly's slope and Betters Hill. Every Winter since then they have encouraged Tom to get in as much skiing as possible, often driving him to leading Eastern slopes to supplement the skiing he had here.
When he was 3 1/2 Mrs. Charlotte Bombard and Tom Cantwell also began to help him out, as they have many local youngsters, and he has made steady progress ever since until today he is one of the country's best young skiers.