Sister Virginia Rahilly, R.D.C.


Sister Virginia Rahilly, R.D.C., who taught at Preston High School in the Bronx for 10 years, died Aug. 28 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 83.

Sister Virginia was at Preston High School, 1968-1978. She taught at St. Frances de Chantal School, the Bronx, 1962-1968; and St. John’s, Mahopac, 1958-1962.

She served as special education religious education coordinator of the archdiocesan Office of Christian and Family Development, 1973-1979. She also was an assistant professor at Monroe College, the Bronx; a nurse at St. Agnes Hospital, White Plains; administrator at Ferncliff Manor, Yonkers; residential coordinator of Community Resource Center; and assistant director of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children.

She attended Resurrection Elementary and High School in Rye. Sister Virginia entered the Sisters of the Divine Compassion in 1955 and professed final vows in 1963. She was formerly known as Sister Mary Adrian.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Good Counsel College, White Plains, and master’s degrees from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and the College of St. Rose, Albany. She received her LPN certification from Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, and her RN from Pace University, Pleasantville.

Her sister, Jeanne Bolitho, and her cousin, Msgr. Paul Rahilly, survive her.

A Funeral Mass was offered Sept. 4 in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion, White Plains. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains.


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