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Michael Cortland Finch

July 17, 1980 — November 20, 2015

WORCESTER- Michael Cortland Finch, 35, of Worcester, formerly of Rindge, NH, passed away November 20, 2015 after a brief illness.

Mike was born in Worcester, the oldest child of William and Margaret (Burgwinkel) Finch. He grew up in Rindge where he was a member of Boy Scout Troop #33 of Jaffrey, and a fan of baseball, collecting assorted memorabilia.

Mike lived in Worcester for many years and was a bartender at Ralph's, Nick's, and Vincent's.

Mike was loved dearly by family and friends for his kind and humorous spirit. He was a great lover of animals and lost one of his best friends, his dog Tennille, in May.

Mike was also predeceased by his grandmothers, Mary Elizabeth ( Hatstat) Burgwinkel, in 1964, and Arline (Sinclair) Finch, one month ago; his uncles, Michael Burgwinkel in 1995, and Steven Burgwinkel in 1996; and cousin Sydney Burgwinkel in 2011.

Mike's loss will be deeply felt by many, including his parents Bill and Peg Finch of Rindge, NH; brother Tim Finch and his wife Ava Collins of Tuckahoe, NY; sister Emily Polk and her husband Terence of Greensboro, NC; grandfather Carleton Finch of Fitchburg; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Mike’s funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced on when available.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike's name to Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden Street, Worcester, MA. 01606.

To share photographs, memories or condolences with Mike’s family, please visit his permanent online memorial at

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