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Listowel native who gave her life to God

Published 23/01/2013 | 13:58

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The late Sr Vincent Buckley

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SR VINCENT Buckley of the Presentation Convent, Killarney and formerly of Clounmacon, Listowel, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, having served the Lord and the Presentation Sisters throughout her life.

Sr Vincent was a teacher and educator, who taught her pupils the values of a good education and belief in one's ability to achieve.

Having received her own education at the local national school in Clounmacon and secondary education with the Presentation Sisters, Listowel, she began her religious life in the North Presentation, Cork, in 1941.

She taught in the primary school there until 1961.

When she was assigned to Warner Robbins and later St Petersburg, Florida, Sr Vincent continued her education and graduated from Catholic University, New York with a Masters Degree in Education.

She returned to North Presentation, Cork in 1980 and taught there until her retirement in 1986.

Sr Vincent spent a year in Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, studying Spirituality.

She was transferred to Killarney in 1987, where she taught in the secondary school.

She became very involved in the Siol Retreat in the parish and also took great pride in keeping the Catholic CTS book stand well supplied with the latest booklets.

She was much loved by her Presentation Community and the many pupils whom she taught.

Her remains reposed at the Presentation Convent Chapel, Killarney on Saturday, January 12 with removal to St Mary's Cathedral at 5 o'clock. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Sunday morning at 10am with burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery.

Sr Vincent was pre-deceased by her parents, brother Diarmuid, sisters Lizzie and Nora (Sr Barbara), brothers-in-law Batt O'Shea and Tom Bambury.

She is deeply regretted by her Presentation Community, Killarney, her sisters Mary O'Shea (Dublin), Sr Vianney (San Bruno), Sr Immaculate (Carrickon-Suir), sister-in-law Margaret, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives and friends.

Sr Vincent lived a full and happy life. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis.

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