NEW ROCHELLE, Sister Ann Duggan, OSU, also known as Mother Cornelius, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully Jan. 28th at Andrus, Hastings on Hudson, NY.
Born in Orange NJ and raised in New York City, she was the daughter of Anna McKeon Duggan and Cornelius Duggan. Sister Ann entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY in 1945 and professed her vows in January 1948.
Sister Ann is predeceased by her parents, brothers, Major Richard Duggan, Brother Edward Ignatius Duggan CFC and sister Joan Duggan Burns. She is survived by her loving Ursuline Community, her devoted sister Eleanor Duggan Neel and many nieces and nephews.
Sister Ann served as teacher at Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, NY, St. Joseph Ursuline Academy, Malone, NY, The Ursuline School, New Rochelle, NY and as principal of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Bronx, NY. A gifted linguist, Sister taught French in the Ursuline School in Greece, served as secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio in Copenhagen, Denmark, and secretary/translator at the Ursuline Generalate, Rome, Italy.
In 1979, Sr. Ann joined Catholic Relief Services as Assistant to the Regional Director in Togo, Africa. In 1992, as the AIDS epidemic was spreading, she became the Catholic Relief Service worldwide AIDS Response Coordinator, a position she held until 2003. After returning home, Sister Ann continued to use her many talents especially for the Academy of Mount St. Ursula.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb 1st from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY, 10804. There will be a prayer service at 4:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb 2nd 10:00 am in the Convent Chapel followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Donations in Sr. Ann’s name may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the North Ave address.
Lloyd Maxcy and Sons, Beauchamp Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. www.lloydmaxcy.com