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Teresa P. deKowzan, nurse

Teresa P. deKowzan, nurse

Teresa P. deKowzan, a registered nurse who during her 35-year career at Mercy Medical Center was supervisor of the delivery room and served as a mentor to young nurses, died Saturday of breast cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 90.

"Teresa was an excellent nurse, and the patients always came first. She had a tremendous sense of humor and was very caring," said Joyce M. Hiebler, a Mercy Medical Center emergency room nurse and staffing officer who worked at the hospital for 45 years before retiring this year.

"She was a positive asset as a nurse at Mercy, and was always there and ran a tight ship," said...