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Alumna Recognized for Service at St. Joseph's Hospital
October 14th, 2013

Sister Margaret Mary (Peggy) Fannon ‘65 was featured in the recent September 23, 2013 article, “Sister Nurse” written by Laura Raines in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sister Peggy is a certified diabetes educator at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta and a member of the Sisters of Mercy, who founded Atlanta’s oldest hospital in 1880.

One of eight children, Sister Peggy graduated from St. Pius X in 1965. After the death of her mother, she raised her younger siblings while attending nursing school. In 1981 she moved to Baltimore to consider a religious calling, where she lived with the Sisters of Mercy, who vow to serve those who suffer from poverty, sickness, and lack of education.  During this time, she also worked in the burn unit at the Baltimore City Hospital. Upon her return to Atlanta in 1986, Sister Peggy took her final vows at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.

According to the article, Sister Peggy states, “I was a nurse first. I had wanted to be a nurse since I was four years old, but for me nursing always felt more like a ministry than a job.” She is currently serving her 45th year on the job with no plans of retirement in the near future.

To read the full article, please click here.

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