Sister Margaret Donovan, S.N.D., 86

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Sister Margaret Donovan, S.N.D., passed away on Dec. 20, 2016 at age 86. Sister Margaret was with the Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years. 

Born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of John F. and Margaret (O'Neil) Donovan, she was a 1963 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston with a master’s degree in history from Boston College. 

Sister Margaret was a teacher in Notre Dame-affiliated schools in Eastern Massachusetts for more than 35 years. She taught history at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth; Julie Billiart Central High School in the North End of Boston; St. Mary's High School in Cambridge; Hudson Catholic High School in Hudson; and the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Mass. She was also on the staff at St. Mary of the Annunciation School in Danvers. 

In retirement, Sister Margaret lived many years in Ipswich, Mass. She is predeceased by her brother, John F. Donovan and leaves her sister, Kathryn Donovan of Arlington; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Donovan; a niece, Kathryn, a grandniece Kieran, a grandnephew Brendan; and her Sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, Mass. 01938.

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