In memoriam


Bon Secours Sister Victoria ‘Vicky’ Segura


A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, for Bon Secours Sister Victoria “Vicky” Segura. Sister Vicky, 79, died Monday, Aug. 23, of cancer.

Born and educated in the Philippines, Sister Vicky received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 1967 and entered the Congregation of Bon Secours in April 1979, professing her final vows in 1986.

She was a medical examiner in New York City before joining the Sisters of Bon Secours. Upon entering the Congregation, she served as a pathologist at St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, before moving in 1981 to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where she worked with a family practice.

From 1986-2000, she was medical director of Bon Secours Hospital Hospice of Southeast Michigan. Sister Vicky became board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, and in 2000 began serving as medical director of Hospice/Palliative Care for Bon Secours Richmond Health System in a program known as the Care of the Dying/End of Life Initiative. She was a leader in the hospice movement and became the first full-time hospice physician in central Virginia.

After many years of providing direct patient care, in 2019 Sister Vicky helped to raise funds to complete the Community Hospice House in Bon Air.

Within her Bon Secours Congregation, Sister Vicky held active roles on the formation team and provincial council. She served as vocation director and chaired the ongoing formation task force. Sister Vicky served as president of the board of directors of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Health Care Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital, Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond Community Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Hospital, all in Richmond.

She was an avid gardener, an accomplished photographer and loved to travel.

“Sister Vicky was a creative, good and generous friend and made so many contributions to our congregation and to the people of Richmond. She was indeed a pioneer in the field of hospice and palliative care, and her contributions to the field will have an ongoing impact on so many people in the future. She will indeed be missed,” said Sister Elaine Davia, area leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bon Secours Community Hospice House, 1133 Old Bon Air Road, Richmond, VA 23235.


Bon Secours Sister Mary Regina Flatley


Afuneral Mass was celebrated for Bon Secours Sister Mary Regina Flatley on Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Marriottsville, Maryland. Sister Mary Regina, 89, died of natural causes on Monday, Aug. 23.

A native of Philadelphia, Sister Mary Regina entered the Congregation of Bon Secours in 1951 and professed her final vows in 1959. She attended Bon Secours School of Nursing, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Villanova and her master’s in education with a focus on counseling from the University of Delaware. She also received a certificate in spirituality/ spiritual direction from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California.

Sister Mary Regina was a clinical director in the Bon Secours School of Nursing and served as vice president of mission and associate director at Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital. She also served as vice president for mission at Bon Secours DePaul Hospital in Norfolk.

She was on the boards of many Bon Secours facilities over the years and was president of the Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital board of trustees and the Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier and Bon Secours St. Joseph Healthcare boards. Sister Mary Regina was also president of the Bon Secours Health System board from 1986-90.

Sister Mary Regina served for two terms as provincial of the Sisters of Bon Secours USA, and in November 1999, she was elected to the Congregational Leadership Team in Paris, France.

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