Lucas Finegan, Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, Passes Away on April 24, 2023
Staff Sergeant Lucas Finegan of Coventry died tragically on April 24th 2023. He was 22.
He was well-liked in his community and enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.
He enjoyed both baseball and golf, being an accomplished two-sport athlete at school and being one of Hopkins’ premier wide receivers.
Early Life and Education
Lucas Finegan was born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island where he spent most of his life. He was raised by Douglas P. Finegan and Hollie Susie Sheldon and graduated from Coventry High School before serving honorably for three and a half years with the United States Air Force until his untimely passing in 2012.
Lucas Finegan passed away April 24 in Abilene, Texas and his death has left many family and friends reeling with grief and sorrow. People worldwide have extended their condolences and tributes. Lucas Finegan’s funeral took place on May 1 in Coventry Rhode Island with burial at Rathbun Cemetery; he had an unforgettable smile that made every person who met him smile; he enjoyed Magic: The Gathering, singing and spending time on his lake house dock.
Finegan is an accomplished speaker who offers seminars on learning disabilities for teachers. His workshops have received much praise, with participants commenting they are “real”, informative, and motivational. Additionally, he presents Kagan courses and webinars.
He won two British middleweight championships and faced future undisputed world champion Marvin Hagler twice; Hagler later referred to him as one of his toughest fights ever faced. Additionally, he defeated Tony Sibson and Gratien Tonna with victories.
Reginald Lucas is an experienced intellectual property litigator specializing in complex, high-stakes patent and trade secret cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission and federal district courts, particularly under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (U.S.ITC). To do this successfully he uses his technical degree in computer science combined with years of hands-on technology experience as senior IP litigation attorney as well as extensive trial experience before ITC to leverage.
Achievement and Honors
Lucas Finegan was an enthusiastic student who loved learning. His goal was to contribute to pediatric oncology research with the intention of finding more effective treatments without severe side effects.
Finegan was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and participated in THON through their organization. Additionally, he served as a Four Diamonds speaker to share his experiences and bring awareness about childhood cancer.
Finegan was the son of Douglas Finegan and Hollie Sheldon (deceased), both from Coventry. Additionally, he was Chelsea Giovanniello’s beloved step-son and took great enjoyment playing Magic: The Gathering, fishing and spending time with family. Unfortunately he passed away unexpectedly on April 24th 2023 in Abilene Texas at 22 years old.
Lucas Finegan was an unlikely two-time childhood cancer survivor, which gave him a special perspective and passion to help others. His goal was to improve children’s chances of survival through medical research, better treatment of pediatric cancer treatment, and the best experience at THON possible; so much so, that he joined its organization and fundraisers as soon as he recovered.
Lucas wanted to explore different fields within health and medicine, so he selected Biobehavioral Health (BBH). His intention was to develop a holistic approach to treating illness while simultaneously preventing its debilitating effects.
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He has completed various stock transactions over his lifetime, the largest being selling 80,972 units of Orthofix Medical Inc on 14 April 2016 for $3,458,314. In total he has made approximately one sale every 77 days since 2012.
Lucas Finegan’s death on April 24th 2023 was devastating for those who knew and cared for him and supported his family during this difficult period. His funeral took place in Providence Rhode Island and he was interred along with his mother and father in Coventry Cemetery.
Finegan was a strong supporter of children battling cancer, participating as a Four Diamonds child in THON from 2012-14 and serving as dancer relations captain of his fraternity dancer relations committee. Additionally, he continues to share his story and raise awareness for childhood cancer through speaking engagements and storytelling events.