Dominican Sister of Peace Peggy Duggan died April 27 at Sansbury Care Center on the grounds of the Dominican motherhouse in St. Catharine, Ky. She was 77 and had been a Dominican for 52 years.
Sister Duggan, a native of Holbrook, Mass., earned a nursing degree from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Brighton, Mass., a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Catherine Spalding College in Louisville, Ky., now Spalding University, and a master’s degree in midwifery from Frontier Nursing Service and Mary Breckenridge Hospital in Hyden, Ky.
Sister Duggan served as a nurse and midwife in Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Massachussets and Texas.
In Kentucky, she served as director of nursing at Rosary Hospital in Campbellsville and as a nursing teacher at Spalding. She also served at hospitals in Hyden, Ky., and Buckhorn, Ky.
She is survived by two brothers, Wilfred of Marshfield, Mass., and John of Alamogordo, N.M.; sister Mary Duggan of Bridgewater, Mass., several nieces and nephews and her religious community.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sansbury Care Center Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43219-2098, or at www.oppeace.org.