Tela Finn of Stoughton, formerly of Brockton and Norton passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Tela was born in Portland, Maine in 1942. She was the oldest daughter of David and Dorothy Millman.
She was married to loving husband Larry Finn for 59 years. She loved her children dearly, her daughter, Shari Finn Pletta and her husband Kevin of Wayland and her son, Eric Finn and his wife Rose of North Easton. Tela absolutely adored her grandchildren, Danielle, Jaclyn, Nate, and Jamie.
She had two sisters, Harriette Millman of CA, and Elaine Alexander and her husband Mark, (deceased) of Portland, ME, and a sister-in-law, Merle Sawyer and her husband, Peter, (deceased) of Brockton, and a brother-in-law Mark Finn (deceased).
Tela met her future husband, Larry, during their first year at Burdett College in 1962. They were married the following year. She worked as a bookkeeper at Leeds Women’s Specialty Store in Park Square. Tela was the religious school secretary at Temple Beth Emunah, in Brockton. She also ran the gift shop there and at New England Sinai Hospital. We called her America’s Volunteer. She served as head of the Hancock Elementary School PTA for a couple of years and was active in B’nai Brith. Tela was an avid mahjong player. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
A funeral service will be held at the Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, 824 Washington St., Canton, MA on Sunday, September 4, at 10:00am with interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park.
Donations, in Tela’s memory, can be made to the charity of your choice.
The service will be available through this Zoom link: