Sister Virginia Sarah Falk – North Providence

Sister Virginia Sarah Falk – North Providence

Sister Virginia Sarah Falk, 79, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, O.L. Holy Family Community, died Sept. 21, 2013, at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Assisted Living Facility Residence in North Providence.

She was born in Monroe, La., the daughter of the late Maurice Sidney Falk and Alvida Melisa (Baker) Falk.

She entered the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Sept. 18, 1951, in North Providence, R.I., where she pronounced her first vows March 19, 1954. She made her final vows on March 19, 1957.

She served as a teacher for more than 30 years in the United States, India and Africa. She served as a chaplain and music practitioner in various churches and facilities realizing her life-long dream of ministry to the sick and the dying and to serve through the use of music.

Virginia continued her music ministry at LaGrange, Ga. She led a small group from the Catholic parish, which used music and sound for healing. She introduced liturgical music and cantering, training others for this ministry.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept 25 from 4-8 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday Sept. 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Holy Family Chapel, 399 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence.

Arrangements are by Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home.