Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Roger Finnamore

Roger Allen Finnamore, age 73, of Quincy died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Blessing Hospital.

Roger Finnamore | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisRoger was born July 4, 1944 in Polegate, England, the son of Charles Allen and Donetta Ticehurst Finnamore.  On May 17, 1968 he married Linda Parr in Campbellford, Ontario, Canada.  She survives.

He received a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.  He began his career at Canadian General Electric working in Peterborough, Montreal and Scarborough facilities.  In 1981 he joined Cooper Canada which eventually led Roger and his family to Quincy where he had accepted a position with Gardner Denver.  After a 28 year career holding various positions within the company – he retired in December 2008.  He served on several Quincy boards and was a member of the Quincy Country Club.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: sons Michael (Kerry) Finnamore of Mt Prospect, IL and Ryan (Elizabeth) Finnamore of Evanston, IL; four grandchildren, Isabella, Liam, Benjamin and Nicholas; a brother Stephen (Darleen) of Kanata, Ontario, Canada; a brother in law Ralph (Janice) Parr of Campbellford, Ontario, Canada and nephews Nathan Finnamore of Toronto and Philip (Jennifer) Parr of Campbellford.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Everett and Thelma Parr and several aunts and uncles.

The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the many caregivers and therapists that came to our home and cared for Roger with compassion, understanding, commitment and kindness.  From Blessing Home Care: Teresa Pickle, Erin Ryan, Linda Archer, Waldemar Klulowski, Ryan Mote and Sheila Griffin and Michele Langford from Carelink.

Roger was cremated, according to his wishes, and inurnment will take place in Peterborough, Canada, at a later date.

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: Blessing Foundation (Home Care) or a charity of your choosing


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  1. I was so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing (though in my mind he will forever be Mr. Finnamore). I was lucky enough to know Mr. Finnamore as Ryan’s dad (and buyer of our beloved jeep!) and work with him for many years regarding Gardner Denver. He was a warm, thoughtful, gracious and intelligent person. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. Jim and I extend our sympathy to Linda and her family. We are praying for God’s peace during this difficult time.

  3. It is with great sadness we see a fine man has passed. Though our knowledge of him was mostly through our son – and daughter, who worked closely with him for a number of years, Azad and I felt we knew him well. Looking at the humorous side, it could be said it all started with the sale and care a Jeep Renegade back 90’s.
    Linda, Ryan, Michael and other family members – we extend our deepest condolences to you all during this time of sorrow and know – you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Linda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we have been gone from Quincy for 20 years we still remember the good time playing bridge with you folks. He was fine man. my prayers for you all! Chris & Dick

  5. Linda & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Roger was such an amazing man and I’m honored to have called him friend. God bless all of you and please know I’m keeping you close to my heart.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Roger’s friendship was unmeasurable. His smile and laugh was uplifting.
    May the Peace of the Lord be with Roger forever.

  7. Linda and family sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed taken care of Roger he was such a nice man. Prayers for you and your family. The Yuraitis

  8. Linda, Michael, Ryan and family,
    We want to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. Roger was a great friend and a great person. We will miss him but always remember the good times we had together. May God sustain you through this difficult period.

  9. We offer our sincere sympathy to Linda and the family. Our prayer is that you may find peace and comfort during this time of loss and in the days ahead.

  10. Cousin Linda and boys. Very sorry to hear of Rogers passing.
    I always enjoyed catching up with him at our Wallace family get togethers.
    Take care and hope to see you soon
    Scott Wallace

  11. I’m sorry for your loss! I loved taking care him when I was at carelink! Praying for you and your family!

  12. Jackie and I are sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

  13. Linda and family, so sad to learn of Roger’s passing. He was a great man. I have many wonderful memories of the years I worked for/with him at Gardner Denver. Sincere sympathy.

  14. Joe and I were extremely sorry to hear the news of Roger’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Linda and her family.

  15. He was the best and we were fortunate to have known him as long as we did. As a neighbor and a gentleman there could have been none finer!
    To say that he will be missed is a great understatement !

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