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Sister Mary Owen Haggerty, OP, dies Print
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Wednesday, May. 22, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

SINSINAWA — Sister Mary Owen Haggerty, OP, died May 22, 2013. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 30, 2013, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Mary Owen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1952, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1955. She taught for one year, served in the health care field for 50 years, ministered as the coordinator of volunteers for the Motherhouse for 11 years, and served as pastoral assistant for seven years. She was well-known at the Dubuque (Iowa) Farmers’ Market for selling Sinsinawa bakery products. Sister Mary Owen served in Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington and Illinois.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Mary Owen served as the congregation health consultant for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, Sinsinawa, 1973-1982, and as the coordinator of volunteers for the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 2002-2013.

Sister Mary Owen was born June 30, 1927, in Denver, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Catherine (Atzenbeck) Haggerty. Her parents and three brothers, Joseph Haggerty, Patrick Haggerty (her twin), and John Haggerty, preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Alice Haggerty, nieces, nephews and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 60 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."

Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Mary Owen are available online at Click on the “on demand” tab and “watch.”

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