The death has occurred of a hugely popular Presentation Sister who taught in Castleisland, led the choir in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney for a number of decades and was considered a wonderful music teacher.
By John O’Mahony, Killarney Today
Sr. Rupert Corkery passed away peacefully yesterday in the care of the staff of Ashborough Lodge Nursing Home in Milltown.
A Native of Millstreet
A native of Liscahane, Millstreet, after some time teaching in the convent primary school in Castleisland, Sr. Rupert spent most of her working life in Killarney.
She was a very valued member of the teaching staff in St. Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School where she was very popular with colleagues and students.
A Wonderful Singing Voice
Blessed with a wonderful singing voice and great organisational skills, she spearheaded the choir in the nearby St Mary’s Cathedral from 1974 for well over a quarter of a century and was a mainstay at numerous church services, particularly funerals and Sunday Mass.
Sr Rupert was predeceased by her parents Michael and Eileen, her stepmother Frances, her brothers Denis, Ted, Michael and Jerry (Br Vincent) and her sister-in-law Eily Corkery.
Br Vincent, a member of the De La Salle Order who passed away in 2016 at the age of 87, was director of St Michael’s Institution in Perak, Malaysia having dedicated his life to the community there since 1957, teaching English, literature and history.
Requiem Mass Live Streamed
Sr Rupert is survived by her sister Eily Buckley, brother Jack, sisters-in-law Maureen and Johanna, nieces and nephews, relatives, her Presentation Community and many dear friends.
In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines, and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place for Sr Rupert in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.
The Requiem Mass will be live streamed on churchservices.tv/killarneycathedral at 10.30am on Saturday with burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.
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