Margaret A. “Peggy” Canty

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Margaret A. Canty (lovingly called Peggy Anne) the middle child of Margaret and Richard Canty died on March 18th 2017 at Marian Manor. She was predeceased by both her elder sister Ruth and her younger sister Claire. She was also predeceased by her parents.

The center of the Richard Canty family was Claire, a special needs child, loved by all. Peggy Anne learned her sense of compassion in caring for Claire, but she also learned her youthful spirit from Claire’s long lived youth.

Peggy Anne experienced life as an adventure. Her enthusiasm and curiosity led her to become a nurse. She graduated in the first class of Laboure. She left for Dublin soon after to begin her nursing career where she made fast friends to be added to her Irish family in Skibbereen in Cork. Returning to the states, she worked in the E.R. at Carney Hospital for many years.

The challenge of life beckoned Peggy Anne always.  She traveled to Florida to see one of the first space launches. She danced at  JFK’s inaugural ball. When offered the chance to climb the Zakim Bridge, she did. In her 70’s into her 80’s, she swam laps at the local pool.

Her youthful spirit and compassionate nature caused Petty Anne to reach out.  Through her parish and her association with St. Teresa of Calcutta’s sisters, the Missionaries’ of Charity, Peggy Anne spread her faith. She was an active member of the Dorchester Park Association which provided the community with many services.

A true giver in every meaning of the word, Peggy Anne has left us with many memories and blessing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Missionaries of Charity, 401 Quincy St., Dorchester, MA 02125

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Wednesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday  4-7 p.m. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.