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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958



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Nancy Rae Finnigan
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
211 14 10/7/44 8 Girl
Teacher
Sister Mary Helaine O'Neill, BVM
Address
1149 N Monticello 
Family
Father: Patrick Finnigan
Mother: Margaret (Gore) Finnigan
Brothers: Patrick Jr., Michael and James Finnigan
Sister: Margaret Finnigan
Grandparents: Roseanne and James J. Finnigan
Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins 
About Nancy
 
Interred: St. Joseph (River Grove, IL)
Memories of Nancy
I remember Nancy when she first came to Our Lady of Angels in the 7th grade, I believe. We were friends and I even visited her home. She had several younger sisters and brothers and had to spend quite a bit of time watching them. She was a very kind and friendly person.
    -- (Rosemary Bieker, Friend)
I must say that if it weren't for the heroic firefighters and others, I would not be here. I am the daughter of Patrick Finnigan, brother of Nancy. Patrick survived and lived on to have four daughter and one son (Nancy, Mary, Kathleen, Patrick and Amy). I have this same photo of my Aunt Nancy hanging in my foyer. Although I was not there the stories of that day have been passed on and will continue to be passed on.
    -- (Kathleen Finnigan, Niece)