Ethel Oakes Memorial Garden

A long, narrow pathway that lies between St. Malachy School gymnasium and the school proper is named “Ethel’s Garden” in memory of Ethel Oakes.

Ethel Oakes, a St. Malachy parishioner, died on November 26, 2000. A large portion of her estate was willed to the Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust for St. Malachy School. In 2005, Henry J. Smith trustees voted to donate a portion of Ethel’s gift to the school’s “Opening New Doors” capital building fund that was introduced in 2003 and completed in 2007.