In Memoriam: Sister Margaret “Peggy” Mathewson


Sister Margaret “Peggy” Mathewson

Sister Margaret “Peggy” Mathewson, of the Sisters of Bon Secours, died April 14 in Marriottsville, Maryland, at the age of 82. She served the elderly at Bon Secours DePaul Hospital in Norfolk from 1998-2011.

She professed her final vows with the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1968. A graduate of Camillus School of Practical Nursing in Darby, Pennsylvania, Sister Peggy served in Bon Secours facilities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virginia.

In 1998, she moved to Norfolk and created a program at Bon Secours DePaul Hospital for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. In 2006, she joined Long Term Care of Virginia, visiting nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patients’ homes. She was a board member of the Bon Secours DePaul Hospital Foundation, serving as president in 2003. She retired in 2011.

Sister Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Anna Mathewson, and her brothers, Richard and Edward Mathewson. She is survived by her Bon Secours community, her sisters Catherine Hildick and Maryann Basara, ten nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, and five great-great nieces.

A funeral Mass was held April 19 at the Sisters of Bon Secours Chapel in Marriottsville, Maryland.


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