The Ursuline School community is deeply saddened by the passing of former trustee and Ursuline parent Edward Merrigan on May 9, 2019 after a tenacious battle against cancer. We hold his family and friends in prayer.
Ed, an Army veteran, completed two tours of duty in Vietnam and received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star and multiple Army Commendation Awards. He then enjoyed a long career in health care financial analysis during which he mentored numerous young people.
Ed's Ursuline connections began as the parent of three Ursuline alumnae, daughters Eileen '00, Deirdre '02, and Maureen '04. Ed became an enthusiastic champion of all-girls' Catholic education and specifically Ursuline. He served on the "Fulfilling the Promise" Campaign cabinet, the largest fundraising campaign at Ursuline to date which was successfully completed in 2013. Ed also served as an Ursuline School trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee. He consistently encouraged the Administration to "think big" just as he counseled his daughters.
Ed and his wife, Betty, were loyal and generous donors. They unfailingly supported the CROWDS4TUS giving day by sponsoring a challenge grant. Even at this time of sadness, Ed's family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Ursuline School for a scholarship fund to be established in his memory. Ed also happily spoke at Ursuline events about the importance of the Annual Fund. His good nature and sense of humor were always appreciated, and when it came to Ursuline matters, he was totally committed. A gentleman and a scholar, he will be greatly missed.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.