Michelle Molloy

Alton | Thursday, June 3 2021 |

Michelle Rose Molloy, 58, passed away suddenly on the evening of June 3, 2021 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Michelle was born on December 1, 1962 in Alton to Michael and Barbara (Redd) Molloy. She attended Alton public schools and graduated from Granite City High School in 1983.

Although Michelle lived with cerebral palsy, she never allowed her disability to hold her back. She was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinal’s fan. She rarely missed watching a game and enjoyed attending Spring Training in Jupiter, FL with her family.

She is survived by her sister, Jennifer Ridings (Stephen) of Alton; two nieces, Emily Freeman (Bobby Trnavsky) of St. Louis, MO and Abigail Freeman (Spencer Bosoluke) of Bozeman, MT; a cousin, Rosemary Richey; an aunt, Jan Molloy; uncles, Richard Renard and Tom Wilson; and many cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Melissa; brother Michael James Jr.; grandparents Robert and Genevieve Redd; grandparents, Weston and Opal Molloy; uncle, Timothy Molloy Sr.; and aunts, Patricia Wilson and Kay Renard. 

Michelle and her mother had an inseparable bond and were only able to be apart for seven short months. Barb’s funeral mass was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. A joint Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be held at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

Print Version

Join our mailing list Subscribe to our Daily Update
200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200
HOME  |   Advertise With Us  |   Job Opportunities  |   Our Partners  |   Web Design Services  |   Contact US  |   Site Map   |  RSS Feeds  |  Email   |  Privacy Policy