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Mary Ann Finch

January 21, 1942 - November 1, 2020

Mary Ann Finch, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Christiana Care Hospital.

Born in Memphis, TN on January 21, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joe Ann Heavrin. Mary Ann received her B.S. degree in Home Economic Education from Tennessee Technological University and her M.S. in Child and Family Development from the University of Missouri. Mary Ann began her career in 1964 as an Area Specialist of Child and Family Development at the Cooperative Extension Service of University of Missouri.  In 1971 she came to the University of Delaware where she held the positions of Program Specialist, State Specialist, State Leader and State Program Coordinator in Home Economics Cooperative Extension Service until her retirement. Mary Ann was President of the Women’s Leadership Center and served for many years as the President of the Council for Villa Belmont Condominium Association.

She is survived by her brother, Captain Don and sister-in-law, Jonnie Finch of Palm Coast, Florida; and nieces, Eva Anne Finch Hall and Amanda Finch also of Palm Coast, Florida.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Ann’s memory to the VBCA Tree Fund, Villa Belmont Condominiums, 60 Welsh Tract Road, Unit 2B, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • It is with great sadness that we learned of Mary Ann’s passing. Her smile will remain with us forever. She was certainly more than a cousin; she was a wonderful role model and friend. Our deepest condolences to Dorie, Jonnie, Eve Anne, and Amanda.

  • Dear Don, Renee, Arianna, Carter, and Jimmy, Nancy & I would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of Carole. Carole was a great friend and neighbor. We will greatly miss being with her & her friendly smile as she walked our neighborhood. We will always consider Carole our friend & will miss her very much. So sorry for all of our loss!
    Sincerely , Nancy & Vernon

  • It is with great sadness that we learned of Mary Ann’s passing. Her smile will remain with us forever. She was certainly more than a cousin; she was a wonderful role model and friend. Our deepest condolences to Donald Leslie, Jonnie, Eve Anne, and Amanda.

  • Mary Ann’s humor, knowledge, generosity, and kindness was unending. She will be missed by so many and many share the sadness of her passing. With deepest sympathy to her family and friends and prayers that comfort can be found in the memories she has left for us all.

  • I was sorry to learn of Mary Ann’s passing. My sincere sympathy to her brother and family. Mary Ann served with me on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay. She made significant contributions as a supporter of the Girl Scouts. She will be missed.

  • Mary Ann did a great job keeping the Villa Belmont community focused and moving forward.

  • My condolences to Mary Ann’s family and friends. I was so sad to learn of her passing. She and I had over a 50 year professional relationship through Cooperative Extension Service in different states and parallel positions. She was a consummate professional, mentor, leader with the highest of standards and ethics. She valued her family and always spoke so highly of them. She was a wonderful friend and I treasure my many memories of our times together “changing the world the Extension Way!” RIP

  • You will be so missed. Forever in our hearts.