Sr. Virginia Rahilly, RDC, (formerly known as Sister Mary Adrian) a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on August 28, 2019.
Sr. Ginny was born in New York 1936, the daughter of Joseph and Regina (Ecay) Rahilly. She attended Resurrection Elementary and High School in Rye, NY. Sister received her BA from Good Counsel College, and an MA from Manhattan College. Sister also received an MS from the College of St. Rose in Albany and an LPN from Elizabeth Seton College.
Sister spent many years in education at St. Frances de Chantal Elementary School and Preston High School. She was also an Assistant professor at Monroe College. Sister used her talents in working with the mentally and physically challenged throughout the area preparing them for the sacraments. After receiving her LPN certification Sister worked at St. Agnes Hospital.
Sister Laura Donovan, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion said, “Sr. Ginny was a blessing to this community. Her life of generous and compassionate presence and service will remain in our hearts and memory.”
Sister Virginia is survived by her Sisters of the Divine Compassion, her sister, Jeanne Bolitho, her cousin, Msgr. Paul Rahilly and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Jane St. John and her brother, Joseph Rahilly.
Sr. Ginny with Sr. Kathleen McCann
Sr. Ginny at Saratoga!
Sr. Ginny at pet therapy!