Dublin nun left behind €10million in her will

She was a member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters.

A Dublin-born nun who died in England has left a will worth over €10m.

The nun, who took the name Sister Francis, but was born Veronica Kidney, passed away suddenly at her convent on September 30, 2016 - writes dublinlive.ie.

She was a member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters, who have a convent and nursing home at St Joseph's, East Street, Littlehampton, England.

Sister Francis, who was born in Dublin, was one of seven siblings and her family were prominent in the hotel and catering industry for many decades.

She was a descendant of Robert A Kidney, of Marlborough Road, Dublin; Naomi Kidney, of Shrewsbury Road, Dublin; and George Kidney, of Dundalk, who were among the main shareholders in the Jurys Hotel Group.

The group owned interests in the famous Jurys Hotel and the North Star Hotel in Amiens Street, Dublin, through their company, Lee Hotels, The Irish Independent reports.

According to documents lodged with the Probate Office in Dublin, the deceased nun left an estate of €10,187,524, the Irish Independent reports.

A memorial service was held for the late Sister Francis in Haddington Road Church, in Dublin shortly after her death.

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