2017-04-05 / Front Page

Archbishop Molloy High School to Celebrate Life Of Karina Vetrano

Karina Vetrano, a member of Archbishop Molloy’s first coed graduating class in 2004.Karina Vetrano, a member of Archbishop Molloy’s first coed graduating class in 2004.Archbishop Molloy High School has announced a memorial event that will celebrate the life of one of its beloved late alumnae. Karina Vetrano, a member of the school’s first coed graduating class in 2004, was tragically killed in August 2016 while on her routine jog in Howard Beach.

Molloy, with the support of the Vetrano family and friends of Karina, will remember her with a vigil and relay walk/run event beginning June 23 and concluding June 24.

Molloy alumni, friends, and members of the school and greater Queens communities are invited to participate in this celebration, which will highlight Karina’s vibrancy and passion for life.

The vigil and relay will begin at 8 p.m. and continue through to the next morning. A Catholic mass at 10 a.m. and breakfast will follow. At the conclusion of the event, the Marist Brothers will dedicate a permanent memorial at the school to celebrate and remember Karina’s life. Donations can be made before, during, and after the event. Money will also be raised to help Molloy establish the Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships for deserving young women who are entering Molloy in her memory.

“On behalf of our family, I want to thank everyone that has supported us since the beginning,” said Phil Vetrano, Karina’s father and a Molloy alumnus from the class of 1974. “With this June event and the potential for Karina’s scholarship, finally some good can come out of this tragedy.”

Individuals interested in signing up for the memorial event or donating to the Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship Fund are encouraged to visit www.molloyhs.org/karina or call the Archbishop Molloy High School Alumni Center at 718-441-9210.



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