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    1. Re: [Cook-Islands] RARATONGA
    2. Manaia Alofa
    3. Dear Judy & Phil: Welcome! and being the first Cook-Islands post! It would be an honor to dedicate Cook-Islands inception to Phil's ancestor - Rose PILLION (Sister Kieran PILLION). Should you have photos/memorabilia, I gladly will post to the list for posterity sake. And please share all and any stories re Sister PILLION and the Cook Islands to get the word out and encourage more to join. "Thanks for your eyes, ears, and Hearts!" Kind Regards, --Manaia [List-Admin] (My ancestor: WICKHAM, County Wicklow, Ireland) ++++ --- JUDYSPHIL@aol.com wrote: > Hello: Happy to have found this group. My > husband's grandmother's sister > was a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny. Her name was > Rose Pillion {Sr.Kieran > Pillion} . She died on Raratonga in 1921 after > being a teacher there for 14 > years. A memorial was erected by her students > after she died and when I wrote to > the order, they sent me books and they went out to > the cemetery and took a > picture of the memorial stone. Sr. Kieran was from > Ferbane, County Offaly, > Ireland. > > We have always wanted to get out to Raratonga. What > a story this would make > if she had left a diary of her experiences. Nice to > know that she was > remembered. She never was able. to return to > Ireland. She was sent briefly to a > larger island {can't remember which one} to seek > medical assistance for a > heart condition but she died shortly after returning > to Raratonga. JUDY and > PHIL CRONAN

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