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Sister Cora Keegan, BVM

Sister Cora Keegan, BVM, 85, died Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Mount Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque, Iowa.

Funeral services were held July 2, 2021. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 1, 1935, in San Francisco to Ernest and Cora (DeMeyer) Keegan. She entered the BVM congregation on Jan. 24, 1959, from Most Holy Redeemer parish, San Francisco. She professed first vows on Feb. 2, 1961, and final vows on July 16, 1966.

Sister Cora ministered as a registered nurse in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Gatos, Calif. She also served as an elementary teacher in Phoenix; Glendale and Pasadena, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Marian Giovanini, and brothers-in-law Lester Giovanini and James O’Brien. She is survived by a sister Elsie O’Brien, San Jose; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 62 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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