22 February 2017
Sisters of Mercy from around the Institute gathered with the Derby Communities for the final farewell to Sister Dominic Gollogley at her funeral and burial from St. Mary’s Church in Derby. Her nephew James travelled from Ireland as the family representative.
Sadly her Sister Kitty, a year younger than Dominic had hoped to travel with him but had to cancel as she became unwell a few days before departure.
On 15th February Sr. Dominic's body was received into the Lady Chapel of St Mary’s Church, Derby, by Father O’Sullivan PP and Father Guest, who had ministered to Sr. Dominic during her time St Mary’s Nursing Home in Ednaston.Symbols of her life and ministry were laid on the Coffin. The meaning and significance of each symbol was read by Sr. Mary as each was presented. Evening Prayer for the dead was led by Father Guest.
Sr. Dominic was born in Dundalk Ireland, on 12th April 1924, the second of four children one boy and three girls. Kitty is now the sole survivor. She was educated by the Sisters of Mercy in Dundalk and there she met two visiting Mercy Sisters from Bentwood in the UK who were on a recruitment mission. She was very attracted to mission work in England and though still very young received her parent’s permission to join the English Mercy Community in Brentwood, Essex. Sadly war broke out that year and the Sisters advised her to return home. However, in 1942 aged eighteen she returned again to Brentwood. more