Patricia M. "Tricia" (Finnigan) Hynes

  • Born: December 6, 1971
  • Died: August 28, 2021
  • Location: Scituate, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

HYNES, Patricia M. "Tricia" (Finnigan).

Of Scituate, formerly of Dorchester, died unexpectedly from complications related to scleroderma, which she courageously battled for the past ten years, at the age of 49 years.

Tricia grew up in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester, attending St. William's Grammar School, Class of '86, Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School, Class of '90, and Fitchburg State University, Class of '94. She went on to achieve her Master's Degree in special education at American International College.

She spent 16 years as a Boston Public School teacher, teaching K1 at the Chittick Elementary School in Hyde Park. Prior to that, she taught at St. Ambrose Grammar School in Dorchester and St. John's Elementary School in the North End. She also supported the Tynan School and took part in an after-school reading program. She participated in Camp Joy, a non-profit summer camp for children, as well as Boston's Head Start, a program that provides educational and child development services to young children from low-income families.

Tricia loved being outdoors and enjoyed many years of camping, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and skiing up in North Conway. She equally enjoyed the beach, making her regular trips to Cape Cod and Pemaquid Point, Maine, over the summers as well as joining numerous family vacations.

She spent quality time with her several longtime friends and large family. More recently, she was a proud spectator at all her son's sporting activities, which included; hockey, baseball, and tennis-both practices and games.

She will be missed dearly.

She was the beloved wife of Sean M. Hynes and loving mother of Sean Brady Hynes.

Daughter of the late Richard F. Finnigan and Katherine A. (Travers) Finnigan.

Sister of Janice M. Finnigan of Dorchester, Joseph J. and his wife Lisa A. Finnigan of Scituate, Katherine A. Finnigan of Braintree, Thomas J. and his wife Patricia M. Finnigan of Hanover, Joan M. and her husband Roderick J. MacKinnon of Dorchester, Richard F. Finnigan of Dorchester, and Robert W. Finnigan of Dorchester.

Sister-in-law of Kimberly L. Finnigan of Dorchester.

Tricia was loved by many nieces and nephews; Capt. John Finnigan U.S. Army and his wife Sarah Finnigan, Kelly Finnigan, Dayna Finnigan, Jacklyn, Lauren, Erin, and Megan Finnigan, Capt. Scott MacKinnon U.S. Army and his wife Rebekah MacKinnon, Petty Officer Third Class Jake MacKinnon and his wife Jesse MacKinnon, Casey MacKinnon, Patrick Finnigan, Kailynn, Regan, Braedan, and Emmerson Finnigan.

Great-aunt of Evelyn MacKinnon.

Daughter-in-law of Michael S. Hynes and Margaret E. Hynes.

Sister-in-law of Lisa Hynes and Tom Hoadley and their daughter Lily Hoadley, Stephanie and her husband Patrick Drummond, and Laurie and her husband James Muldowney, and their children James, Riley, and Braeden.

Tricia is also survived by many cousins and dear friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Tricia's life by gathering for visiting hours on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 2-6 P.M. at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate, on Tuesday, September 7th, at 10 A.M.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Scituate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tricia's memory may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484, San Francisco, CA 94104, or at


Condolence & Memory Journal

We would like to send our deepest condolences to Sean, his son and their extended family on her sad passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Uncle Jimmy, Maureen and family Brady(Ireland) - Ireland - family   September 21, 2021

Thinking of you Janice and your family. Your sister sounds like an amazing person, so it must run in the family. Wishing you peace.

Posted by Mary Griffin - Orleans, MA - Coworker   September 08, 2021

Sincere sympathy to the Hynes and the Finnigan families.

Posted by Ann Doherty - Savin Hill, MA - Neighbor   September 07, 2021

We are truly saddened hearing of the tragic loss of Tricia. Our thoughts go out to Sean, his son Sean Brady and the extended Hynes and Finnigan Families. A trying and sorrowful time for our beloved Savin Hill neighborhood.
Anne, Jim, Denise & Jamie Drury

Posted by Jim Drury - Holbrook, MA - Neighbor   September 05, 2021

To the Finnigan and Haynes family's, so sorry for you loss. May she Rest In Peace.❤❤❤❤

Posted by Joanne M Chernicki - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   September 04, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Hynes family

With our deepest sympathy,
Perkins family

Posted by Clarence Perkins - Boston, MA - Coworker   September 03, 2021

Our hearts go out to the Finnigans and Hines. Especially to the Finnigans and Sean and Sean Brady. Our hearts are hurting for your loss. Take comfort in all the people who love all of you. God bless you, and help keep you all strong to go through these hard time. Especially her sisters and brothers and Sean & Sean Brady. Our love to all.

Posted by John and Kathleen Mac Kinnon - Braintree - Mother   September 02, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Tricia's passing. I know you have many happy memories as a family. Thinking of you during this sad time.

Posted by Patty Kennedy - Savin Hill, MA - Friend   September 02, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Posted by Beth Young - West Roxbury, MA   September 02, 2021

My heart goes out to all the Finnigan and Hynes family members on the tragic loss of Tricia.
May the many happy memories be a comfort to you and may we all be inspired by her dedication to service and zest for life.

Posted by MaryBeth (Senier) Curreri - North Easton, MA - Neighbor   September 02, 2021

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