Celebrating the life of
Michael Angelo Finocchiaro, Jr.
August 27, 1959 - April 06, 2021
Mike will never be forgotten!
Michael A. Finocchiaro, Jr., 61, passed away sadly and suddenly on April 6, 2021, after giving his friends their weekly racquetball lesson at the YMCA.
Mike Was born and raised in Savannah. He attended St. James Catholic Church and parochial school, and graduated from Benedictine Military Academy in 1977. His early employment included Yates Astro and Thompson's Sporting Goods, and for the past twenty years was Facilities Manager for Forum Management as the building superintendent for the DFACS building at 761 Wheaton Street. Mike was a true Savannahian through and through. There is nowhere else Mike could have lived. He was an avid fisherman, loved the salt water, the beach, camping and all things boating. He knew every Inch of Tybee and most of its inhabitants. He loved his Harley, and took many trips throughout Florida, especially Daytona Beach and the Florida Keys.
Mike could build or fix anything and everything, and he never said no to friends and family that needed his help. He was the perfect example of a "cheerful giver", whether helping his cousin Beth untangle a riddle or driving his mom to an appointment, he was always there and happy to help. Mike was a prefect son, and he adored and took care of his mom.
Of all Mike's passions, his greatest love was his wife, Belinda. God sent Belinda to Mike and they fit together like two peas in a pod. The time they had was beautiful but was cut way too short.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Michael Angelo Flnocchiaro, Sr., and his first wife, Patricia DeVector Finocchiaro.
He is survived by his wife, Belinda Polk Finocchiaro; mother, Mary Cathryn Finocchiaro; son, Marcus Kaley; daughter, Angela Kaley; grandchildren, Lauren, Skyler and Cruz; Sisters-in-law, Rachel Traub (Eric) and Sherry Davis (Randy), Aunts, Regina Nelson and Mary F. Finocchiaro; and first cousins, Elizabeth Wolfe (Danny), Tom Finocchiaro (Melanie), Michael D. Finocchiaro (Pam), Mary Sweeney (Neal) and Ann Larossa.
Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory countless "best" friends, relatives and co-workers. Mike will never be forgotten!
Savannah has truly lost a wonderful man who would be sadly missed
- Brenda Jenkins, SAVANNAH, GA
- CINDY D EDENFIELD, Savannah, GA
Prayers of Comfort for Mike's family and friends. A good person, gone too soon.
- Linda Lair Futrell , Savannah, Georgia
So so sorry for this loss. Belinda. I cannot even imagine how you are feeling. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this time and always. Much love.
- Grace & Steve Spicer , Savannah , GA
Mike was such a good man, we are blessed to have had to chance to know him, we love you Belinda and know we are here if you ever need us.
- Al & Suzi Kenworthy, Savannah, GA
My deepest condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers for peace and strength are with you.
- Mimi Gordon, Lutz, FL
- Anthony & Sommer, Savannah, Ga
May your hearts be healed with the memories you all share of this great man. My sincerest condolences to your family in this time of sorrow. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
- Brian W Pfund, Guyton, GA
Belinda we are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.
- Donna and Mark Bennett , Savannah , Ga.
Oh Belinda my heart is breaking for u & all the family
- Christine Allison, Tarpon Springs, Fl
Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family for their great loss.
- Stan and Carol Lancaster, Hardeeville, SC
So many years as friends with the Polk Family and extended family members. I know God paired Mike and Belinda together because he knew each had special qualities that would bond them for life...they were bonded! God gives us a special person and then for some reason, only God knows, they are gone home to Heaven in a flash. I always think God had other special needs in Heaven for our loved one’s who are taken way to soon. Belinda, I do know how you feel, the broken heart that you think will take forever to heal, it almost does, but during that healing time you will experience the most wonderful memories of Mike and you together, some you have even forgotten about. Belinda, please know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you and may He give you the strength you need so desperately at this time. I love you as I always have!
- Faye Anderson, Pooler, GA
Our deepest condolences for you B, you and Mike were one of the "perfect couples". Praying for your heart and mind to be at peace, I know the next few days are going to be so incredibly hard. We love you.
- Sharon & Ernie Grizzard, Eden, GA
To Mike Family, Ya'll have Have My deepest Sympathy.
- Tracey Johnson, Savannah, GA
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of Mike’s family members and friends during this terrible time. Mike was one of a kind....the very best kind! It is a great loss to all that knew him. He will be missed tremendously but never ever forgotten!
- Marie & Troy Darling, Indialantic , FL
There aren't enough or accurate words to describe our condolences. We are left in a perpetual state of confusion when love is ripped from us so suddenly. Our hearts are broken for you. We love you B. Tons.
- Todd & Karla Noonan , Wilmington Island , Ga
I have so many memories of summers down at Tybee with Michael. He had a great sense of humor. Very witty. I know that his Mother Mrs.Finacchiaro and his Wife Belinda are mourning his passing, as well as other Family members & friends. A Beacon of light finding his way home. May God Bless You Michael.
- Bill deVegter, Marietta, Ga.
May you rest in peace everything red make me wish I could have met you rest in peace sir
- the Vasquez Family , San Antonio , Texas
Mike was one of my closest childhood friends. From 6 years old and so many years, we were always together. He was the best backyard football player in Mayfair and he always made us laugh. One tough guy on the outside, but such a sweet guy on the inside. May God give the family a peace in knowing Mike is with our Savior.
- Dickey Best, Sav, GA
My heart is broken for you, Belinda! I enjoyed seeing how much joy the two of you shared. Love from the Mincheys.
- Mincheys , Orlando, FL
Belinda, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know we love you and are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Liza and Michelle Nelson, Savannah , Ga
Dear Belinda, we are so sorry to hear about Mike. When I think of true love and happiness, I think of you two. I lived vicariously through your posts of the many trips and fun times you two had. I’m so glad I got to see him at the reunion. My heart and prayers are with you my friend. Always...
- Kim Overstreet , Swainsboro, Ga
- Stephanie Evans Hilliard, Savannah, Georgia
My heart hurts for you B!! Mike was a great guy and will be missed. Love and prayers to you and his family.
- Trenda aka Tink, Sylvania, GA
I was with Mike at the Y Tuesday and got to know Mike on our Tuesdays and Thursdays racquetball games. I would get so frustrated sometimes because he would beat us all. Always a kind person in winning or losing at Racquetball. I loved playing with him.Such a quality person but I know God has racquetball courts up in heaven.
- Gary prado, Savannah , Ga
So many prayers being prayed for you and your family!! My sincere condolences .
- Connie Reder, Lutz, Fliruda
Belinda & all the Finnicharo family Vincent and me are so very sorry for your tragic loss. May God Bless you all! We will keep you all and Mike in our prayers!
- Mewborn-Koncul , Savannah, Ga
I am so sorry for ur loss prayers for his family god bless
- Barbara olliff, Savannah, Georgia
I'm so sorry to hear of this B. And family. I love you B. And are in my thoughts and prayers. Always!! R.Reynolds
- Ruth Dent, Inman, SC
Deepest sympathies to the Finnochiaro family. Another B. C. Brother gone to soon
- Michael koncul, Savannah , Georgia
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
- Richard Forkner, Savannah, GA
Belinda, I am sorry for your loss. Mike’s love for you was apparent when he spoke of you and about your trips together. As lifetime Savannahians, Mike and I grew up within 2 miles of each other but we never met until we started playing racquetball at the Island’s Y. For close to 20 years we competed against each other or as teammates. Between games we learned we both enjoyed fishing. With our similar sense of humor, we often shared with each other our list of favorite comedians. I could not remember the jokes but Mike could quote them word for word. Whenever I had trouble with the boat motor or lawnmower or some other mechanical problem would arise, Mike would help me understand how to fix it and give me the confidence to tackle it myself. Tuesday and Thursday night racquetball will not be the same without Mike on the court or talking with him while sitting in his corner seat between games.
- Brian Hart, Savannah, GA
- Leslie Armstrong- Davidson, Savannah, GA
Our prayers to Mike's Family and friends! He was good friend and all around great person. He will be missed, RIP!
- Ricky Holland, Savannah, GA
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great person. Cherish all your memories and remember he is ALWAYS with you in spirit. I’m here if you need me. Prayers for all.
- Keri Widener, Savannah, GA
Belinda, Mary Cathryn and Beth, My heart is breaking for you and for all of us. Keeping you all in my prayers. Much love, Ann LaRossa
- Ann LaRossa, Savannah, GA
We are happy to have had the pleasure getting to know Michael and Belinda. No words can express how crazy this is. A life gone too soon. We love y'all so much. Rest in peace Finno.
- The Tibbs, Midway, GA
Belinda Faye called me and told me about the passing of your husband, I am truly sorry for your loss, I didn’t know your husband but I can tell he was a great guy, but have known you since you were a baby, your family has had many difficulties but this one is not suppose to happen. May God bless you and your family I will keep you in my prayers
- Marie Iler White , Savannah, Georgia
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at DFCS for 6 years and was the County Director for a few years. Mike was wonderful to work with and just a truly good man. I pray for comfort for your family.
- Maureen McFadden, Savannah , GA
We were so very sad to hear of your husbands passing away. He made you very happy. God bless you all. Love sent to you.
- Tommy and Teresa Abernathy, savannah, Georgia
My heart breaks and Mike will surely be missed. He has his wings to watch over the ones he loves! Forever in our hearts.
- Bubba & Angela Caldwell, Savannah, Ga
To Belinda and all Mike’s family and friends. I am so sorry and sad for your loss. Mike has been part of the Forum work family for 20 years and we cannot not imagine him not being with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Margaret.
- Margaret Bowen (Forum Management), Milton, Georgia
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that many prayers are going up for you and your family.
- Sheri Kicklighter, Tybee Island, GA
Mike and I worked together years ago at Thompson Sporting Goods, so sorry for your loss, Mike was a great friend and always had a smile on his face, he will be missed by lots of people.
- robert durden, savannah, Georgia
Condolences to the family Mike was a great friend and someone I really liked working with and will miss ours talks we always had
- Robert Stephens, Bloomingdale, GA
Mike was truly one of a kind. Giving, funny and genuinely cared about people. I will always feel blessed to have known him and shared great memories. Thoughts and prayers from the Wall family. I know Jon will be glad to see you my friend.
- Talmadge Wall, Land O Lakes, FL
Belinda, please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family , May God bring angels to comfort you all in this time of sorrow .
- Tish Joiner Sauls, Savannah, GA
We are so sorry for your loss
- Ronnie and Patti Hall , Wake Forest , NC
Belinda, I am truly so very sorry for the loss of your husband. We have known each other most of our lives, and I never knew you to be happier than you were once you and Mike found one another. Please accept my deepest sympathies! I love you girl!
- Michelle DuBois, Tybee Island, GA
Sorry for loss. May God help each member of Mike’s family and friends.
- Mary Ryan Chandler, Tybee Island, Georgia
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sun, April 11, 2021
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- 6:00 p.m. on Sun, April 11, 2021
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Mass of Christian Burial
- 11:00 a.m. on Mon, April 12, 2021
- St. James Catholic Church
8412 Whitefield Avenue (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- on Mon, April 12, 2021
- Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
1600 Wheaton Street (map)
Savannah GA 31404