Sister Mary Rosanne Hailey, 91, died peacefully on August 28, 2014, at Mercy Convent. Sister (Phyllis Marie) was born on May 07, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of John Thomas and Rose Lehman Hailey. Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1944 and was a Sister for 70 years. She received her professional education at the Anthenaeum in Cincinnati, OH, and her BA degree from Our Lady of Cincinnati College. She ministered in schools throughout the diocese of Tennessee including Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville.
Sister was a primary teacher for thirty five years and had a special love for children. After retiring Sister tutored children in her home. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, visiting with her family at the beach, and listening to Eddy Arnold. Sister doted on her ten siblings and their families. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and spent many hours in prayer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Mary M. Hailey, Rose Reale, Frances Lawrence, Ann Curran, her brothers John T. Hailey, Jr., Joseph Hailey, Robert Hailey. She is survived by her sister Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Hailey, her brothers Lehman Hailey and James Hailey,(Mary Ann) and many devoted nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at Mercy Convent, 2629 Pennington Bend Road, on Wednesday September 3rd from 9:30 - 11:30. The Funeral Mass will take place at 1pm. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home, Nashville, Tennessee.