The Stonehill College community was left heartbroken Tuesday morning when just around 3:30am authorities discovered the body of the Skyhawks junior offensive lineman and former Ramsey High track star Marc Tarabocchia after what has been deemed an “apparent suicide” at the team’s football facility. Stonehill spokesman Martin McGovern has stated that “Our focus is on supporting one another and offering our prayers for the student and their family and friends.” while head coach Eli Gardner stated in the school’s press release that “I would like to send my deepest sympathies and prayers to Marc’s family,” and that “I will remember Marc as a caring and smart individual, and good friend to all within the football program here at Stonehill.” The Skyhawk community rallied together in prayer at the school chapel yesterday to mourn the tragic passing and honor Marc’s memory.
Close friend and teammate Tim Carbonneau shared the following heartfelt goodbye on Twitter, followed by a compassionate message to those going through similar struggles:
It was a pleasure to play football with you, but a much much greater one to know you as a person. You’ll always be remembered Marc and your brothers will always love you ❤️ If you ever need to talk to someone, do not hesitate to reach out, don’t ever feel like you’re alone pic.twitter.com/DxqaRdiLxS
— Tim Carbonneau (@T_Carbonneau72) October 2, 2018
An accounting major and a member of the conference honor roll both semesters last year, Marc was just 20 years old. While not much more information has been released, our thoughts and prayers are with the Tarabocchia family and the Stonehill community.