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Sister Lillian Dempsey

December 1, 1939 — April 24, 2024

Sister Lillian Dempsey

(formally Sister Mary John), a Sister of the Cross & Passion died peacefully on April 24, 2024, at Bayberry Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation in Pascoag, Rhode Island.

Born to the late John and Eva (Savoie) Dempsey on December 1, 1939, sister was a graduate of the Assumption School and St. Xavier's Academy and received her master's degree from Providence College.

Sister entered the Passionist Sisters in August 1957 and made her final profession in 1963.

An accomplished musician and educator in the Providence Diocese, Sister served at Prout High School as co-principal and educator for over fourteen years and was always involved in The Prout - Hendricken Productions in conjunction with Brother John Neidl. She later served as principal of Bishop Mcvinney and Holy Name schools in Providence as well as the Sisters' retreat house in Farmington Connecticut.

Sister's personality endeared her to many and her commitment to her Passionist vocation was evident in the way she lived her life and shared it with others.

She is survived by her brother John and his wife Mary Ann; a niece Christine Constant and husband Tad; a nephew John his wife Tracey and their children Kiara and Jordan. She is also survived by cousins and many friends and acquaintances.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024, from 10 to 11 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street in Wakefield immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Peace Dale.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sisters of the Cross & Passion Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 17372, Smithfield, R.I. 02917.

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Visitation

Monday, April 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, April 29, 2024

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Interment following funeral service

Monday, April 29, 2024

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