Sister Margaret "Peggy" Keegan, librarian and teacher

Sister Margaret Mary "Peggy" Keegan, a retired librarian who also taught at St. Matthew's School in Northeast Baltimore, died of respiratory failure June 14 at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 81.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph Francis and Margaret McGowan. She joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Fort Lee, N.J., and took the religious name of Sister Mary Auxilia. She later used her baptismal name and was known as Sister Peggy.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree from Villanova University.

She was assigned to Camden, N.J., and in 1971 came to Baltimore to teach mathematics and science at St. Matthew's School in Northwood.

She then became a school librarian and served at Archbishop Keough High School, St. Michael School and Holy Rosary School.

In 1980, she returned to the Northwood school and in 1987 began cataloging and inventory-taking at the Loyola-Notre Dame Library in North Baltimore. She retired in 1991.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Villa Assumpta chapel, 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Peggy is survived by several cousins.

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