Dominican Sister Thomas Joseph Nacy dies at 91

Dominican Sister of Peace Thomas Joseph Nacy died on May 1 at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Ky. She was 91 and had been a Dominican for 65 years.

Sister Nacy, a native of Mattoon, Ill., served as a teacher at the old SS. Simon and Jude School and West End Catholic in Louisville and at schools in Illinois, New Jersey and Nebraska. 

She also served as a receptionist at Sansbury Care Center and then as a volunteer until 2009. In 2010, she moved to Sansbury Care Center, where she began a ministry of prayer and presence.

She is survived by several cousins.

The visitation will begin at 3 p.m. May 9 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. May 10 at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial will be in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, Ohio, 43219-2098. To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, visit 

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