Mary Agnes Dwyer, age 75, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her Thornton, CO home. She was born in Hibbing, Minnesota to John and Margaret Dwyer. She was the sixth of seven children and the only daughter. Mary graduated from Hibbing High School in 1963. After a year at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN, she moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1964 and to Colorado in 1972 where she worked at the Denver Federal Center, and later as a drug and alcohol counselor with the both the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution and the United States Post Office. Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree from Metro State University in 1988, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1994, thus fulfilling her interest in people and psychology which led to her becoming a national speaker for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Mary devoted her life to raising her two sons in Littleton focusing on their education and attending their events. She doted on her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. Mary and her husband Walter (Walt) Finley enjoyed spending time with family and traveling to Ireland and Maui.
She is survived by her husband Walt, sons Doug Jr (Anne-Marie) Lemieux and Kelly Lemieux, step-children Vic Finley, Kathy Finley Bulgier and Steven Finley, grandchildren; Hannah and Jack, Michael, Carrie, Christine and Shannon, brothers Tom (Diane), Mick (Dorie), and Eugene and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Jim, Bob and Phil.
A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:30AM at Grace Presbyterian Church, 9720 US-85, Littleton, CO 80125. Please follow the COVID guidelines: face masks and social distancing is required at this time.
For anyone unable to attend the Celebration of Mary's Life, the service will be available through live stream. A link will be provided on this site prior to the service. Please click on this link: https://facebook.com/GracePresbyterianCO/live/
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations are made to the American Cancer Society.
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