In Memoriam

Sister Margaret Mehigan, OP (Thomas Owen)


Her seeming endless energy, intense love of the Dominican charism and the Congregation were an inspiration.  She mentored many along the way who have not forgotten her wisdom and goodness.

These words from Sister Rosemary Asaro, Holy Rosary Chapter Assistant, were part of her eulogy for Sister Margaret (Marge) Mehigan, who spent many years teaching others about the mission and vision of the Congregation and helping them integrate it into their everyday lives and work.

Margaret Mary Mehigan was born on August 31, 1926, in Chicago to John and Hannah (Doherty) Mehigan. John and Hannah had both come to Chicago from Ireland, John from County Cork and Hannah from County Donegal, and met at St. Sabina Parish, one of Chicago’s traditionally Irish parishes.

After they married, the young couple settled in St. Kilian Parish, another home for Chicago’s Irish community. In time, four children arrived; in addition to Marge, there was John, Owen, and Anna Marie, who in time became a Springfield Dominican Sister.

Read more about Sister Marge (pdf)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 


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Avatar  Barbara Miller 3 years agoReply

I attended the virtual visitation and funeral of my grammar school teacher, Sr. Thomas Owen on your live stream.
Are you able to mail me a remembrance card?
Send to Barbara Jo Miller, P. O. Box 1252, Westmont, IL. 60559
Thank you.
PS. The services were beautiful and the words about Sister were wonderful, just like her. Thank you for allowing me to be at my favorite teacher's funeral. There are 4 of us who still hang out together and keep in touch with her.

Avatar  Barbara Burton Miller 3 years agoReply

I met Sr. Thomas Owen when she was my teacher in 1956 at St. Clare de Montefalco School in Chicago. Most of us really liked her so much. She was young and seemed to like doing things with us at recess and after school, too. In high school, she even went tobogganing with several of us. We have kept in touch after she took back her name of St. Margaret Mehigan. When she attended our 15th grade school reunion, I told her that I think she is in the wrong room. She was wearing street clothes and I did not recognize her. Since then we would call, write or get together even in Michigan after she moved there. Sr. Margaret was my favorite nun. She was very special and interested in me, my family and my friends. I will miss her very much. Peace be with you, Sister. Love, Barb Miller

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