Recitation of the rosary
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University of Notre Dame, Barbara Cahill & Missy Cahill McKnight Endowment Fund
1251 North Eddy St, Suite 300
South Bend, IN 46617
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Life Story / Obituary
Loretta Ann Cahill of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020 following a brief illness. She was born the Autumn of 1932 in Grand Rapids, MI to William and Frances [Becker] Cahill. Along with her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by her sister-in-law Barbara Cahill and her niece Missy (Cahill) McKnight. She is survived by her two brothers James and Patrick (Sue) Cahill. Loretta had been a wonderful and loved aunt to Kevin (Roberta) Cahill, Scott (Amber) McKnight, William (Kellie) Cahill, Katie (Mike) Fireline and an adored great aunt to Connor, Benjamin and Christopher. She enjoyed a long and rewarding career as an elementary school teacher with the Grand Rapids Public Schools and was a faithful and committed member of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish. Loretta will be fondly remembered as a passionate and enthusiastic fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, (2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504) at 11 am on Friday, January 24, 2020 with the Reverend Mark Peacock officiating. Visitation is scheduled to take place at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Alt Shawmut Chapel on Thursday January 23, 2020 from 5-8 pm with the recitation of the rosary taking place at 7:30 pm. Visitation has also been scheduled for one hour prior to the service at church. Loretta will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery in Wyoming MI. Memorial contributions in Loretta's memory may be made to the: (Barbara Cahill & Missy Cahill McKnight Endowment Fund, Harper Cancer Research - Office of Gift Giving, University of Notre Dame, 1251 North Eddy St, Suite 300, South Bend IN 46617). To share a memory or to sign her guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com