A very large crowd is expected for the funeral. For those unable to fit inside the church there will be a telecast outside with speakers set up around the church property. Born in Ireland, Father Grace arrived in South Lake Tahoe in 1956 and was at St. Theresa Catholic Church until he officially retired in 1993, but those who knew him know he was still very active in the community, the church, and spending time on the golf course. Just a week ago he was honored for starting Bread & Broth, the program to feed to local community that is still going strong, 30 years later. "For years Father Grace put the community of South Lake Tahoe first. His desire to lift people up, to help those in need, and give back to this community left a lasting impression on everyone who knew him," said SLT Mayor Brooke Laine, "He raised the bar on what a priest should be and served as an example of the best of humanity. He will not soon be forgotten in South Lake Tahoe." City flags will be lowered to half-staff through Friday afternoon.