J. Patrick McGann
A "lifer" in the South Bend area, Pat believes Michiana is a great place to live and raise a family. Pat has been working in the family funeral business for 42 years. He and his wife Tessa (Bajo) have four grown children and two grandchildren and live in Granger. Tessa is a Registered Nurse and native of East Chicago, IN and graduated from Bishop Noll Institute and Holy Cross School of Nursing. She has worked at Notre Dame for over fifteen years in various positions and currently is in the Campus Work Station Program. Pat is a 1972 Grad of John Adams High School and attended Holy Cross College, IUSB, IUPUI and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science and serves as CEO of McGann Hay. Pat's has served many community boards including the American Heart Association, Red Cross, YMCA, Camp Eberhart, Camp Fire, Granger Lions Club, Past President of the Downtown Rotary Club, Morris Park Country Club, as well as being in charge of several Adams Class reunions. He is a member of St. Pius X Parish in Granger and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoys fishing, golf and use to love watching and coaching his kids sports teams when they were younger.
Bonnie (Heck) Hay
Bonnie grew up in the East Gate area of South Bend and graduated from John Adams High School and St. Mary's College. She was married to Brian Hay, he was the third generation owner of the Forest G. Hay Funeral Homes. Brian passed away in 2005 and they have two wonderful grown children: Conor and Stephanie. Bonnie works at Memorial Hospital with newborn infants and their families as well as continuing as a consultant for McGann Hay. Bonnie enjoys snow skiing, golf and travel and lives in Granger. She has been a long time member of St. Anthony's Parish in South Bend.
Jessica (Howard) Lambert
South Bend native and proud graduate of the “Pride of the Westside”,
Washington High School, with the Class of 2000. Jessica graduated Magna
Cum Laude from the Vincennes University Funeral Service Program, and
was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. After graduation she
served her Internship with the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home where she had
worked part time before entering Mortuary School. She became a Licensed
Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2005. After the merger of the McGann and
Hay families into one funeral operation in 2005, Jessica became a staff
funeral director. Today, Jessica is the Operations and Compliance Manager for the McGann Hay firm and is proud of her roll in her chosen profession. She values her long time membership in the Ontwa Baptist Church in Edwardsburg, MI and
is an active member in the Downtown South Bend Rotary Club serving on
The Board of Directors and several committees and serves on a Board at
Bethel College. She volunteers time by serving meals at the Center for
the Homeless and going on Mission Trips when she has the opportunity.
Prior to Mortuary
School, she taught Ballroom Dancing at Dan O’Day’s Dance Studio and
still loves to dance every chance she gets. Jessica, her husband Jason
and there two dogs live on Barron Lake in Niles, MI.
Another South Bend native and current Granger resident, Collin is the son of Pat and Tessa McGann, he graduated in 2007 from Butler University in Indianapolis, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. While in college, Collin served an internship with one of the leading, privately-owned real estate developers in the country, based in Indianapolis. After graduation he worked his way up to a full-time position as a Leasing and Development Associate where he was solely responsible for the leasing of multiple retail strip-centers around the east, south and Midwest. He later moved to Chicago where he was involved in the beginning stages of a business venture, dealing with the marketing & client relations for breakthrough, energy-efficient technology for commercial buildings in the Chicago area. Collin was also a four-year letter winner as a defensive back and kick returner for Butler's Division I-AA football squad, becoming a member of the Leadership Council his senior year playing in 43 consecutive games, 35 as a starter, the most of any player in his Butler graduating class.
Collin attended St. Anthony Grade School in South Bend before moving to Granger with his family, where he graduated from Penn High School in 2003 and was a member of two-consecutive State Championship qualifying football teams; winning the State Championship in 2000. His team was ranked in the USA TODAY Top 10 high school football teams in the nation his senior year. He is currently a certified LEED Green Associate as well as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Indiana. Collin, the fourth generation of McGann's in the family business, was involved with McGann Hay growing up as a young adult helping with the occasional funeral but mostly property management needs. His primary focus for the McGann Hay organization now is Accounting, Director of Marketing, Website Design and Property Management. Collin enjoys spending time with his friends and family including his niece and nephew, being outdoors, staying active, writing music and golf.
Michael J. McGann
Mike is a 1968 graduate of John Adams High School where he played Varsity Football and was a member of the Track Team and Monogram Club. He received a football scholarship to McCook Junior College in McCook, NE then attended Holy Cross College, and received a degree in funeral service from The Mid-American College of Mortuary Science. Mike served 25 years as a South Bend Police Officer retiring in 1996. While on the SBPD he received the George A Cooper Award for Heroism twice, many other heroism awards, and was a member of the first SWAT team in the state. Mike was a member of Elk’s Lodge #235, FOP Lodge#36, Knollwood Country Club, the Junto Goose & Duck Club and he and his wife Ann are members of St. Pius X. They live in Granger where Mike has lived for more than forty years. Mike has two children Erin Ann and Michael McGann who is stationed in San Diego, CA with the United States Marine Corps and has had one tour in Iraq. Mike is an avid fisherman and he and Ann enjoy spending time with and babysitting for their three granddaughters and vacationing in warm climates, since his recent retirement from eleven years as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative.