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Sister Virginia (Justinian) McCaffrey, BVM

Sister Virginia (Justinian) McCaffrey, BVM died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at MercyOne Dubuque, Iowa, Medical Center. She was 95.

Rite of Committal was held Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Memorial Mass and Sharing of Memories was Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Seneca, Kan., to Ralph and Mary (Baker) McCaffrey. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1942, from St. Boniface Parish, Fort Smith, Ark. She professed first vows on March 19, 1945, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1950.

Sister Virginia was an elementary teacher in Riverside, Iowa; Chicago; Santa Ana, Calif.; Burbank, Calif.; and Oklahoma City, where she also served as principal. She was director of religious education and parish office manager in Huntington Park, Calif.; parish visitor in Santa Ana, Calif.; and school office staff member and assistant librarian in Pasadena, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Keith. She is survived by five nephews and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 78 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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  1. Thank you, Sr. Virginia, for your life of service to others and to the gospel message. We will miss your phone calls and messages of your & your community’s assured prayers for the family & others. We are grateful that your long life was one of faith, good health and optimism. May you be welcomed by all your loved ones who have gone before you. Requiescat in pace.
    Ralph & Cathy McCaffrey (Virginia’s nephew), and Dorothy McCaffrey (Virginia’s sister-in-law)

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