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mfeeleySister Margaret Feeley, CSJ (formerly Sister Veronica Marie) died peacefully at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, 2 O’Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario on December 9, 2022 in the 70th year of her religious life.

She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Anna Irene (née Matthews) Feeley and her older sisters Julia (Rockett), Betty (Hefford) and Anna May (Salmon). She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and by her Sisters in community.

Sister Margaret was born in Toronto to Joseph and Anna Feeley. Raised with her three older sisters, she was taught by the Loretto Sisters and graduated from Loretto College School on Brunswick Avenue in 1952.

After only one year at St. Michael’s Hospital School of Nursing, Margaret joined the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1952. After first profession, she returned to the classroom as a student nurse and graduated in 1957 to work in hospitals owned and operated by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, including St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, BC.

During the 1980’s, Sister Margaret began to focus on parish ministry work, first at St. Leo’s Church, Mimico, while working part-time at Our Lady of Mercy chronic care wing of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

In 1996, Sister Margaret served as the pastoral associate at St. Paul’s Church in downtown Toronto until retirement in 2012. In recent years, her ministry has been one of prayer for the community and the needs of the world.

During her time at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, she received excellent and loving care from dedicated staff and her Sisters in community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fontbonne Ministries and you can click here for more information.

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