We Remember Michael McGrath '19
It is with heavy hearts that Marist High School announces the passing of senior Michael McGrath. We are saddened by this tragic loss and hold his family—including brothers Donnie '16 and Matt and sisters Katie '15 and Ella '21—and his friends in our prayers. Michael was a talented hockey player and beloved by his friends and family.
Friends and classmates gathered Wednesday evening in Marist's chapel to remember Michael, a graduate of St. Michael in Orland Park. Thursday morning mass was offered in his name with hundreds of students in attendance.
A sudden loss like this can cause many strong feelings. It is good to talk to someone about these feelings. Marist guidance counselors will facilitate conversation in each of Michael’s classes. Counselors and campus ministers will be available to our students, families, faculty and staff in the Guidance Office, Campus Ministry and the Marist chapel throughout the week.
Michael’s wake is on Monday, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Lawn Funeral Home on 7732 West 159th Street in Orland Park. The funeral is at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of the Woods at 10731 West 131st Street in Orland Park.
Please keep the McGrath and Marist families in your prayers