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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Barbara Ruth Finn

Barbara Ruth Finn

Barbara Ruth Finn died Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Saratoga hospital.  She was born December 12, 1936 in Mooers Forks, NY. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Winifred Garrand Jeffery.

She is survived by her husband Donald; two daughters, Sandra Makara (Mark) and Karisue Finn (Joe); son Paul Finn (Jacqueline).  She is also survived by her brother, Robert Jeffery (Marla) and his children Nicole, Robert and Amy; daughter-in-law, Brenda Finn; grandchildren Sara, Jaclyn, Dawn and Daniel; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Barbara enjoyed the outdoors especially birds and the Adirondack Mountains. She lived in Malone when she was younger, and spent time in Saranac Lake and the surrounding areas.
Barbara met her husband Don and was introduced to a wonderful family that was from the Saranac area. Barbara and don were married August 31, 1968. She was very fond of her father-in-law Roy and Don's sisters Patti and Peg.

When Barbara met her husband Don, he was an avid Harness Horse enthusiast. He had been attending the races with his neighbors from Rochester and had decided to start a career training horses. They had a stable for several years at Vernon Downs, NY and then relocated to Saratoga Springs.  Don currently trains horses with their daughter KariSue at Saratoga Raceway. Barbara enjoyed going to the races and handicapping with a few of her friends that would meet regularly in the grandstand. She leaves behind a lot of friends she missed when she couldn't go to race track anymore.

She was predeceased by her parents as well as 2 brothers and 2 sisters and also her sons Donald J. and Jeffrey Finn.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Funeral services under the direction of Compassionate Funeral care.  Online condolences can be made at

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