Notre Dame mourns the passing of Annrose Jerry; Mass of Remembrance planned for Monday, Jan. 27


In Memoriam Feature

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, offered his condolences and prayers to the family of Annrose Jerry, a Notre Dame senior whose body was found today (Friday, Jan. 24) in Saint Mary’s Lake on campus.

“We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Annrose,” he said. “We will keep her and her family and friends in our prayers.”

Ms. Jerry, 21, had been missing since the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Notre Dame police scoured the campus and pursued multiple leads in an effort to find her. Public safety personnel discovered her body at about 11:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 and the body was recovered about an hour later. St. Joseph County Coroner Michael J. McGann made a positive identification at the scene and said an external examination of the body revealed no apparent signs of trauma.

Mass of Remembrance for Annrose Jerry

Please join the Notre Dame community at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to celebrate Mass in memory of Annrose Jerry, a senior living in Breen-Phillips Hall. Father Jenkins will preside, and Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will preach. All are welcome to attend. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with Annrose’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The University Counseling Center (574-631-7336) and Campus Ministry (574-631-7800) are available to offer support to students. 

The University's chaplains as well as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are available to support faculty and staff.