The Loyola University Maryland community is mourning the loss of Evan Girardi, a member of the Class of 2011, who passed away on Monday, Sept. 6. He was 20.
Girardi, a native of Hopkinton, Mass., and a graduate of Hopkinton Junior/Senior High School, was a business major concentrating in marketing, with a minor in political science. In the spring of 2010, he participated in Loyola’s study abroad program in Rome, Italy. He was a member of the Loyola Marketing Association and area president of the Cell Phones for Soldiers community service project. He also engaged in community service while studying in Rome.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Barbara, and three sisters: Paige, Maddie, and Elle.
While the cause of Girardi’s death is not known, he did have a heart condition diagnosed at birth.
“The thoughts and prayers of the entire Loyola University Maryland community are with the Girardi family in this time of loss,” said University President Brian F. Linnane, S.J. “Each one of our students plays a very important role in building the character of this University, and Evan’s death leaves us irrevocably changed. He will be missed, and remembered with great fondness.”
A Mass was held in the University’s Alumni Memorial Chapel the night of Girardi’s death, and another the following day. Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 10
3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11
St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton, MA
Flowers can be sent to Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, or donations can be made to Children’s Hospital Boston – Cardiology Department in the name of Evan Girardi or to the “Evan Girardi Scholarship Fund” c/o Bank of America, 77 West Main Street, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, 01748. For online condolences, please visit www.callanancronin.com.
The University has extensive counseling resources available through its Counseling Center and Campus Ministry, and all members of the Loyola community are encouraged to take advantage of these supports.
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