Sister Bernadette Cordis Duggan, M.M.

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Sister Bernadette Cordis Duggan, M.M., who served at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining for 19 years, died there May 6. She was 82.

Sister Bernadette was at Maryknoll as a medical volunteer, 2008-2016; serving in the congregation’s health services/laboratory, 1985-1988; and providing care for elderly and sick sisters, 1958-1965. She also served in Cambodia, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Born in Boston, she entered the Maryknoll Sisters novitiate in 1958 and professed final vows in 1967.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salve Regina College, Newport, R.I., and a master’s in public health nursing from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Her sister, Mary Roy, and brother, Paul Ryan, survive her.

Burial was in the cemetery at Maryknoll Sisters Center. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.

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