It is with regret that we have to advise you of the death earlier today of Sister Frances Reilly OCV. Sister Frances held the post of Pastoral Assistant in St Stephen's Parish in Coatbridge where she had lived for over thirty years.
Sister Frances was born in Glasgow and as a young woman joined the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary who were based in Derby. On the request from the parish priest at St Stephen's at the time, three Sisters were invited to work in the parish, one of whom was Sister Frances, and she would remain in the parish when the other two Sisters returned to England.
Sister Frances is survived by her sister May Murray, who lives in Coatbridge, by her nephew Gerry Murray and his wife Lorraine, and by other family in the area.
Further information about the funeral arrangements for Sister Frances will be advised in due course.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.