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Update: Syosset Nun Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Prayer service set for St. Edward the Confessor nun killed Monday in Water Mill.

Update: Tues., July 10, 6:29 p.m.

A prayer service for St. Edward the Confessor congregants has been set in memory of Sister Jacqueline "Jackie" Walsh Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

"It's an opportunity for the community to come together, grieve together, and pray together," said St. Edward's Deacon James Murphy.

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Detectives are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled after fatally striking a nun in Water Mill on Monday night.

The victim has been identified as Sister Jacqueline Walsh, of Syosset, who was attending a retreat in the area with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy, according to .

According to The Long Island Catholic, Sister Jackie was a pastoral assistant at in Syosset.

Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa said that police were called at 8:30 p.m. Monday with a report of a woman lying on the ground a few feet from the roadway, bleeding and unresponsive, near 383 Rose Hill Road in Water Mill. The woman, white and approximately 60 years of age, was dead upon police arrival, Costa said.

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Just a half mile from the scene, detectives located an unoccupied 2009 Volkswagen Touareg with front-end damage, Costa said. Detectives are asking the public's help in finding the driver, said to be a white Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall, in his 20s or 30s, with short spiked hair, who was wearing dark shorts and a white shirt at the time of the accident.

"The Suffolk County district attorney’s office, the New York State troopers, a Riverhead K-9 unit, members of the Suffolk County Police Crime Lab, and the responded to the scene to assist with the investigation," Costa said.

Costa urged anyone with information to call the detective unit at 631-702-2230.

Bryan P July 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM
A devastating loss here, a tremendous gain in heaven. We will miss you. This is too sad to happen to such a wonderful person.
Helen July 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Wake for Sister Jackie is being held in the Holy Family Room at St. Edwards on Friday, July 13th from 2pm-8pm and the funeral is at St. Edwards on Saturday, July 14th at 10am. RIP Sister Jackie! You were one of the most caring people that I knew! Thank you for all of your help during the tough months when my mom was in the hospital. You will be missed!!
Helen July 11, 2012 at 02:32 AM
The wake/funeral information was found on St. Edward's website: http://st-edwards.org/
Joe July 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM
RIP Sister Jackie! You will be missed.
Maureen July 11, 2012 at 07:54 PM
RIP Sr. Jackie, you are an angel from above as you were here. God Bless

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