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Sr. Julia Dennehy Celebrates Anniversary

During the month of October, 2003, Sr. Julia Dennehy will be celebrated 70 Years of religious life. By the time she passed away in 2010, as a Sister of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, Sr. Julia Dennehy served in religious life for 78 years. A native of Beara Peninsula, Ireland, Sr. Julia Dennehy was educated in England. She earned her nursing credentials at Providence Hospital in St. Helens, Lancashire. Then in London after studying with the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, Sr. Julia completed her training. Sr. Julia's life-long commitment to providing for the poor and underserved is not only an indication of her dedication to the mission and vision of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, but also of her heart-felt love for the people of the hospital and community of southwest Virginia.

47 Years Dedicated to St. Mary's Hospital


Sr. Julia's Fund for Needy Children

Sr. Julia Dennehy Celebrates 70 Yrs. Religious Life

In May 2002, Karl Miller, former interim CEO at St. Mary's Hospital, initiated a charitable fund as a tribute to Sr. Julia. Sr. Julia's Fund for Needy Children was established for the direct benefit of the children up to the age of 16 who live in Wise County and the City of Norton. Original contributors to the fund included St. Mary's Hospital physicians, Sisters of SMG, Karl & Edith Miller and personal friends of Sr. Julia. Each year, the monies collected for the fund are invested and only the interest earned from the funds is distributed. A Board of Trustees that include Anne Jacobe, Chairperson, Sr. Julia Dennehy, Kathleen DePonte, M.D., George (Pedro) Hunnicutt, Sr. Loretta O'Conner, and Roger Viers directs the Fund. In the past year the monies from the Fund have been distributed to assist sixteen children with purchasing such items as shoes, pants, food, transportation, winter coats, and school supplies. Anyone interested in donating to this worthwhile charity may send a tax-deductible contribution to:

Sister Julia's Fund for Needy Children

Mountain View Regional Medical Center

P.O. Box 620

Norton, Virginia 24273


For more information, contact Anne Jacobe, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Sr. Julia's Fund For Needy Children at (276) 679-5570.

Sr. Julia Dennehy

SISTER JULIA DENNEHY, SMG Sister Julia Dennehy, SMG of Pennybyrn, at Maryfield, High Point, N.C. died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11:20 p.m. aged 99 years. Sister was born in County Cork, Ireland on Aug. 23, 1911, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Julia Dennehy. She entered the Congregation of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God in 1933 and made her Religious Vows in 1936, thus spending a lifetime of commitment over a period of 78 years.

Sister served in England as a nurse until 1956. In November of that year she was sent to our American mission in Norton, VA. Sister Julia held several positions of trust throughout her years in St Mary's hospital in Norton and was very involved in Pastoral ministry in the Parish Church of St Anthony, Norton. In February, 2005 Sister retired to Maryfield, High Point.

The funeral Mass took place at 10 a.m. on, Saturday May, 28 in the Maryfield Chapel with Father Jim Solari, Celebrant. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation was at Sechrest Funeral Home, 1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point on Friday, May, 27 from 6 until 7 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary followed. Sister's body' was taken to the Chapel at Maryfield on Saturday, May 28 at 8.30 a.m. The Sisters requested that Memorial Contributions be made to the Resident Care Fund, Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point and/or to Hospice of Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Sister Julia will, be greatly missed by her cousin Sr. Ann Hanington, CP and a large circle of family and friends, as well as by her SMG' family, staff and friends in Pennybyrn at Maryfield and at St Mary's Hospital and St. Anthony's ,Catholic Church, Norton, Va.

Sechrest Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. May she Rest In Peace. Ar dheis De go raoib a anam uasal.