Marie Bridgers
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Marie Bridgers
  • January 9, 1947 - December 15, 2017
  • Garden Grove, California

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January 9, 1947 - December 15, 2017

Marie Bridgers age 70, of Garden Grove, CA, went peacefully to our Lord on December 15, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, sister, and aunt. Marie now joins in heaven her beloved son, Timothy Scott Bridgers, parents Rudolph Finamore and Myrtle Iwalani Finamore.

Marie was born January 9, 1947, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Rudolph and Myrtle Iwalani Finamore. She was their second child and had three sisters and one brother. After graduating from Garden Grove High School, Marie attended nursing school at Golden West College. Upon graduation in 1982, she embarked on a remarkable 22-year career as a registered nurse. Marie worked at several departments during her many years at UCI Medical Center including the Kidney transplant and Burn units. In 2003, she added to that career by receiving both her Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling.
She was a resident of Garden Grove, California since 1956 and raised two children, Gina Marie, and Timothy Scott. She was a cat lover and took care of many cats through her years in Garden Grove.

Marie was also a very gifted and accomplished musician being able to play such instruments as the violin, piano, and guitar. She loved to write music and poems and shared them often with family and friends. She loved to garden, collect shells, and spend time with her cats Beauty, Star Baby, Mama Kitty, and Huggy. She loved to spend time with family and friends. Marie was much loved by those who knew her.

Marie is survived by her daughter Gina Marie, sisters Rudina Jacobs, and Pamela Finamore, brother Rudolph Finamore II, niece Larina, nephews Chad, Joseph, Rudolph III and Garett, grandnieces Ally, Sophia, and Olivia, and grandnephews Jett, and Emett.