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Only in Print: Lab Named in Memory Of Former Student At Our Lady of Mercy | December 21, 2019

Msgr. John McGuirl with the Tinnirello family during the dedication ceremony of the tech lab in memory of Michele Renee Tinnirello. (Photo: AnnaMarie Prono)

By AnnaMaria Prono

FOREST HILLS — The tech lab at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy in Forest Hills has been dedicated in the memory of Michele Renee Tinnirello, a former student who died in 1981 when she was in the fifth grade.

Michele died from spinal meningitis. She was a student at Our Lady of Mercy from 1976 until the time of her death. She would have graduated in 1984.

Michele, a Girl Scout who played basketball, is remembered as a “kind and loving girl…

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