Sister Virginia Sarah Falk

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NORTH PROVIDENCE — Sister Virginia Sarah Falk, 79, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, O.L. Holy Family Community, died September 21, at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Assisted Living Facility Residence.

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

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

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

Sister 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.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Holy Family Chapel, North Providence.