Sister Francis Xavier McNally FMSL passed away in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home on 7th October 2018. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Convent chapel on 31st October. Fr. Tony Baya OFM celebrated the Mass together with Canon Seamus Hester, Fr. Carl Davies, Fr. Albert Van-Der-Most and Fr. David Russel. Many members of Sister’s family attended.
Sister Xavier served as a cook for most of her religious life, in Littlehampton, Hampstead, in the Bishop’s house, Storrington. She also lived in Bradford and Canterbury communities. In later life, ill health brought her to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, where she received care in her final years. She had celebrated her Golden Jubilee of religious profession. May she rest in God’s peace and be rewarded for all her labours.