Erin McGettigan

Erin Kate McGettigan (Olson)

Tuesday, February 20th, 1979 - Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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Erin Kate McGettigan (41) of Reisterstown, MD went to see the Lord July 12, 2020 surrounded by her husband, father, and family. Born February 20, 1979 in Brattleboro, VT, she was the daughter of Michael Olson and Carol Cherrington and devoted wife of Adam McGettigan.

She was a graduate of Brattleboro High and class of 1997. After graduation she attended Auburn University in Alabama. Erin worked for many years in the scientific and pharmaceutical field where she grew the corporate ladder. In the last year Erin decided to trade in the corporate world for a part time position in the family business East Coast Electric, Inc. that allowed her to do what she loved most and spend more time with her family. Family is what defined Erin. Her kids came first and everything else had to wait. She was full of life and lived everyday like it was her last. She has been an inspiration to many and the world will miss her big heart.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Adam McGettigan; sons Liam and Dylan McGettigan; daughter Malin McGettigan; father Michael Olson and Stepmother Marlene Olson; mother Carol Cherrington and step father Joel Cherrington; brother Lars Olson and his wife Jamie Olson; Sister-in-law Jeannetta Gerrish and her husband Matt Gerrish; stepsisters Emily and Rachael Cherrington.

All are welcome to join Erin’s family at Sacred Heart Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136 on Friday July 17, 2020 for Visitation (12PM - 2PM) and a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 PM at the church followed by burial at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, 12020 Greenspring Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sacred Heart Church
    65 Sacred Heart Lane
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    Masks will be required and SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED
  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Sacred Heart Church
    65 Sacred Heart Lane
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks will be required and SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED
  • Interment

    Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
    200 East Padonia Road
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Donations are being accepted for: Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.

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Aunt Deborah & Uncle Shawn, Christine & Chase, CJ, Nick

Posted at 08:54am
Thinking of you and praying for the Lord's comfort and strength. Stand firm in his unwavering grace knowing that Erin has received the BEST gift.

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Amy Morrison Baker

Posted at 11:39pm
What a wonderful person we've lost. She always had a smile on her face and never complained. Our deepest sympathy to Adam and all of Erin's family and friends.

Katie Thomas

Posted at 09:57pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. Erin was a kind, generous, and thoughtful person. I enjoyed getting to know her while also having Liam in my fifth grade class. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. Katie Thomas (Gilman School)

Michael Lacy

Posted at 03:44pm
Erin was my favorite business rep in her field because of her friendliness and joy. I am writing this so that her family knows that others appreciated Erin, too.

Sister Cecilia Cyford

Posted at 11:46am
My heart is so heavy for the great sorrow Erin's family is caring at this time. I cannot even imagine the heaviness of their loss. I knew Erin through her presence at Family Home Study and always found her to have that warm smile and gracious manner. She was a gentle but strong presence and so very loving. I pray that her dear family and her caring friends feel God's loving embrace around them to comfort and console them at this most difficult time. There are no words to take away such a great loss but I pray each may feel supported by the great power of prayer. It is so important especially for a loss that seems so very hard to believe . God's peace and comfort and many blessings moment by moment and day by day. God's peace, Sister Cecilia Cyford

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