Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Edward J. Sibilly. Sr.
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Edward J. Sibilly. Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Edward J. Sibilly. Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Sibilly, Edward J., Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300438
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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11:30 am. 12:30 p.m.
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CHILDREN
Edward, Lawrence Sr., David, James, Richard, and Duane (Freddie)

GRANDCHILDREN
Tricia, Tara. Tami, Lawrence Jr., Sommer, Clara, James Jr., Jeffrey, Jessica,
Jean-Michael, Sieda, Richard Jr., Rachael, Roslynn, Rena, Roy, Duane Jr.,
Danielle and Dominique

BROTHER
Leo Richard Sibilly, Sr.

SISTERS
Valentine Roebuck, Cecile Moorehead, Elaine Colon and Clely Beny

DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Adria, Arsenta, Linda, Rowena and Joan

IN-LAWS
Hypolite Roebuck, Leslie Moorehead, Carmen Sibilly. Ann Sibilly,
Paul Berry, Valerie Maxwell. Claudette Gibbs, Monroe Gibbs,
Richard Gibbs, Douglas Gibbs and Vincent Gibbs

Many great grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins
and other relatives and friends.








Edward Sibilly, Jr., Lawrence Sibilly, Sr., David Sibilly, James Sibilly, Sr.,
Richard Sibilly, Duane "Freddie" Sibilly, Sr., James Sibilly, Jr., Jeffrey Sibilly



Dr. John Moorehead, Arthur Williams, Alpheus Rogers, Sr., Leo Sibilly, Sr.,
Paul Beny, Dr. Sylvester McDonald, Elroy John, Leslie Moorehead,
Frank Sibilly, Milton Downing, Glenn Lawrence







EDWARD JOSEPH SIBILLY was born on March
2, 1921 to the late Jean Joseph Sibilly and Zulma
Querrard Sibilly, the third of seven children.

Ed attended the Mafolie School, which in
those days was held in the church. He later moved
on to Sts. Peter and Paul School to attend the
seventh grade. It was Ed's responsibility to travel
to town each morning with the horse to pick up
the School Master, and on weekends, the Parish
Priest. After school, he helped the family by working in the Sibilly Grocery
Store ("The Shop") and working on the farm, gardening and taking
care of the cattle.

Ed's "impish" ways made him a very popular character among
his peers, especially being the first licensed driver in the Northside. He
was very active in sports including cricket and softball where he was a
"senior" member of the then very popular Mountaineers Softball Team.
When he left school, he worked in construction with his father. During
the Second World War, Ed worked on St. Thomas for the United States
Army as a guard and Chief Dispatcher.

On December 20, 1945, Ed married the former Bernice Marie
Ferrari, who preceded him in death on October 29, 1989. He was the
proud father of six sons.

In 1958, Ed relocated to New York with his family. He returned
a few years later and resumed construction work with his father. When
the Catholic Church decided to build a chapel in Tortola, Ed worked
very hard on this project, and was Instrumental in getting the construction
off the ground. He later joined the Public Works Department on St.
Thomas where he worked in the Heavy Equipment section until his
retirement

Ed was an avid reader and in his retirement years, his favorite
past-time was reading any book he could get his hands on. He also
enjoyed walking around the neighborhood visiting his brother and sisters
usually ending up "down to the house" spending the day with his sister
Elaine.

He will be dearly missed.


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CELEBRANT ............................................... Rev. Cecil C. Comellle
ACOLYTE .................................................................... Pierre Berry
ALTAR SERVERS ................................................... Jessica Sibilly
Jean-Michael Sibilly
ORGANIST........................................................ Elton Chongasing

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ENTRANCE HYMN ........................... Precious Lord Take My hand
FIRST READING Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9............................ Arsenta Sibllly
RESPONSORIAL PSALM .................................................. Psalm 27
The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation
Joan Sibilly
SECOND READING Romans 8:31b ....................... Sommer Sibilly
GOSPEL .......................................................... Rev. Cecil Com ellUe
HOMILY ........................................................... Rev. Cecil Com eille
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
OFFERTORY HYMN ......................................... Into Your Hands
OFFERTORY GIFTS .......................................... Lawrence Sibilly, Jr.
Tami Sibilly
SIGN OF PEACE ............................ Let There Be Peace On Earth
COMMUNION .................................. To Be The Body Of The Lord
MEDITATION HYMN ................. What Could My Jesus Do More
EULOGY ................................................................. Leo Sibilly, Sr.
TRIBUTE ............................................................ Phyllis Benjamin
CLOSING HYMN ............................. Battle Hymn Of The Republic

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'ribate to FAward Sibilly

The passing of Edward Sibilly will surely be
mourned not only by his relatives but by
scores of people outside his immediate
family. For upon meeting him, people
could readily sense his innate goodness.
Along with his natural charisma, honesty
shone from his every pore, also imparting
the sense he would be of help to anyone
who needed it. It is no wonder he was and
is loved by all family member. According
to them, not one could ever recall a time
of dissension in which he was involved. He
was, in every sense of the word, a true
patriarch of his family, to whom I convey my
profound condolences.




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The family of Edward Sibilly would
like to express our thanks to the staff of the
Roy Lester Schneider Hospital,
especially to the Intensive Care Unit nurses,
Dr. James Nelson and Dr. Sidney Comissiong.

We would also like to thank the many
friends and relatives for their support during
his illness and in our time of sorrow.


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