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, an LPN from Elizabeth Seton College and an RN from Pace University..
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 RN from Pace University, she began working 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.
The wake will be on Wednesday, September 4 at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY beginning at 9:30. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, White Plains, NY. Arrangements will be handled by McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603.