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Dominican Sister Mary Regis Nuva dies at 86

Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Regis Nuva, the face of the Dominican Home Health Agency in Denver, died Sept. 22. She was 86 years of age. She was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Trenton, N.J. She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor on Sept. 7, 1951, made her first profession June 25, 1953, and final profession June 25, 1957. She earned a nursing degree from Misericordia Hospital and a bachelor of science degree in Allied Health from Colorado Women’s College.

Sister Mary Regis was an artist and received the Hiawatha Davis Humanitarian Award in 2008 for her dedicated work among the sick poor. She was a nurse for the Dominican Home Health Agency since 1961. During her time there, she was active with the Dominicanettes, a volunteer youth service organization. Prior nursing assignments included: Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor in Ossining, N.Y., (1951-57) and in the Bronx (1960-61). Since 2002, Sister Mary Regis continued to volunteer her time at the Dominican Home Health Agency in Denver. On her 86th birthday Sept. 19, the agency hosted a retirement and birthday party.

Her parents, five sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to: Dominican Home Health Agency, 2501 Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80205.

Roxanne King
Roxanne King is the former editor of the Denver Catholic Register and a freelance writer in the Denver area.
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