Published November 9, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Martha Ann (Aversa) Finigian, 53, a resident of Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Methuen and Stoneham, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Ann was born on September 27, 1965 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Martin Finigian, Jr. and Mary G. (Kelley) Finigian.

Ann was raised in Stoneham where she graduated from Stoneham High School. She attended Northern Essex Community College and earned her Nursing Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She resided in Stoneham and Methuen for many years before moving to Florida to be closer to family. An experienced and kind nurse, Ann recently worked as a Visiting Nurse for Lee Medical in Florida.

Ann had a determined and positive outlook throughout her life. Dedicated to her family, and loyal to her friends, Ann was well loved by all. Most importantly, Ann dedicated herself to others, whether to her pets Baby Girl Bella and Jaxon or while kindly caring for her patients as a visiting nurse. She also provided tender and loving care for her late father and his wife Charlotte.

While residing in Massachusetts, Ann was a member of Green Street Baptist Church where she sung in the choir and was a member of the gospel choir “Joyful Noise.” In her free time, she enjoyed gathering with family for holidays, spending summers on Lake Winnipesaukee or sailing in Florida with her father. Her other interests included target shooting, and cooking.

Compassionate and understanding, Ann offered her bubbly personality and capable hands to all those she cared for. She will be deeply missed, but her impact as a caregiver will always be treasured.

Ann was the loving sister of Martin Finigian III and his wife Laura of Waxhaw, N.C., and John E. Finigian of Punta Gorda, Fla. Former wife of Lenny Aversa of Methuen. Beloved daughter of the late Mary G. (Kelley) “Jane” Finigian, Martin Finigian, Jr., and the late Charlotte A. (Burns) Finigian. Caring niece of Eileen Duff of Waltham, Frances DiFabio of N. Ft. Myers and Beverly Finigian of Wilmington. Loving aunt of Jennifer Finigian of Waxhaw, N.C. and Stephanie Finigian of North Reading. Also survived by many cousins and a large circle of friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather in honor and remembrance of Ann’s life for her memorial service at Green Street Baptist Church, 179 Green St., Melrose on Friday, November 9 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. Gifts in Ann’s memory may be made to CurePSP, 1206 York Rd., Ste. L-4, Lutherville, MD 21093 or online at For directions, or online tribute visit