Rest in peace Sister Veronica

Sister Mary Veronica Grant FMSL passed away peacefully on 25th February 2018 in St Joseph’s Convent, aged eighty six, following a short illness. Her Requiem Mass was held in St. Joseph’s on 22nd March celebrated by Fr. Tony Baya OFM with Canon Seamus Hester, Fr. Carl Davies and Fr. Albert Van der Most. Many of her family members attended. Sister Veronica had served in East Bergholt and the Mission House in Hampstead, for many years as a nurse in St. Francis Nursing Home, in Canterbury and in St Joseph’s Convent. May God reward her and give her eternal rest.

Sister Finbarr Clifford 1935-2018

Sister Finbarr passed away on 13th June 2018 in St.. Josephs Nursing Home after a short illness.She had taught in the Sisters’ school in Keymer Road, Burgess Hill and in Copthorneschool. She also helped to provide hospitality at Copthorne retreat centre, and the convent in Knock. In 2005, Sister joined the community at St. Anne’s Convent and Care Home in Burgess Hill where she helped with the Sisters’ pastoral mission and witness. In 2013, she retired to St. Joseph’s community in Littlehampton. Sister Finbarr’s Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Convent on 5th July by Fr. Tony Baya OFM, together with Fr. Ian Kelly, Fr. Seamus Hester, Fr. Carl Davies and Fr. Albert Vander Most. May she rest in God’s peace eternally.

Sister Peter Murray 1928-2018

Sister Peter Murray departed this life aged 90 years from St. Joseph’s Convent, Littlehamptonon 15th May 2018 after a short illness. She lived and worked in Keymer Road Burgess Hill, East Bergholt, and for many years in Copthorne at the Sisters’ school and later, retreat centre. She specialised in cooking and hospitality until retiring to St. Joseph’s Littlehampton. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated on 31st May by Canon Seamus Hester and concelebrants Frs. Ian Kelly, Carl Davies and Albert van der Most. May she enjoy eternal life with God. Rest in peace, Amen

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