A Mass for Christian Burial for President Lovell was celebrated on June 20, 2024.

Together, we pray for President Lovell’s family, especially his wife Amy, his children, his family and friends, as well as for all members of our Marquette and Milwaukee communities, as we grieve this immeasurable loss.

Eternal rest grant unto Michael, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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Remembering President Lovell

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Heartbreaking news about President Lovell

It is with deep sadness that we write to share the difficult news that Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell passed away today.

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Marquette remembers the life of President Michael R. Lovell

Our Marquette University community grieves the loss of Dr. Michael R. Lovell.

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Leaders from around the world honor President Michael R. Lovell, offer prayers and support for his family and Marquette community

Those worldwide who are mourning the loss of President Michael R. Lovell have shared support, condolences and memories of his tremendous impact.

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Sunflowers for President Lovell

As the Marquette community mourns the loss of President Michael R. Lovell, the university has placed sunflowers across campus in his memory.

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Prayer for President Michael Lovell

Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., shares a prayer in honor of President Michael R. Lovell.

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Prayer cards, pins, stickers honoring President Michael R. Lovell available in locations around campus

Lapel pins and stickers honoring President Michael R. Lovell are available at various locations around campus.

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In Memory of President Michael R. Lovell

Honor President Lovell’s legacy through the Marquette University Lovell Fund and/or through support of sarcoma research.

Share your stories about President Lovell

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