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Etta C. Donnelly Nugent

February 10, 1944 May 19, 2019
Etta C. Donnelly Nugent
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Etta C. Donnelly Nugent, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her home in Houston, Texas.

Etta was born in Sweet Home, Texas, on February 10, 1944, to Edith and Ernest Donnelly. She was the youngest of nine siblings. When she was very young, the family moved to Yoakum, Texas, where Etta enjoyed a quiet country childhood. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Houston where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Etta married Paul Nugent in 1966, and settled in the Sharpstown community of Southwest Houston where together they raised their three children. Etta worked as the Parish Secretary of Holy Ghost Catholic Church for over twenty years before retiring. She and Paul were active members of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church community, where Etta served in multiple ministries, including Altar Society, Purificators, Theresians, Catholic Women’s Organization (CWO), Catholic Daughters, Welcoming Committee, Prayer Chain, ACTS Retreat, and was a weekly adorer of the Blessed Sacrament in Perpetual Adoration.

Etta is preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Ernest Donnelly; sisters, Mary Alice Donnelly, Jo Ann Brehm, and Sister M. Lucilla Donnelly.

Etta is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Kevin Nugent and wife Amanda of Katy; daughter Leslie Nugent of Pearland; and son, Michael Nugent and wife Monica of Houston. She is also survived by her six adoring grandchildren, Caitlin Nugent, Abigail Nugent, Andrew Nugent, Olivia Nugent, John Nugent and Sarah Nugent; brother, Lavern Donnelly of Angleton; sister, Erna Mae Braden of Cuero; sister, Marjorie Schindler of Yoakum; sister, Mertes Culak of Yoakum; sister, Theresa Bohne of College Station; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 8200 Roos, Houston, TX 77036. Visitation with the family will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Rosary at 11:00 a.m. and the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

For those wishing to do so, memorial donations may be made in Etta’s name to any of the following suggested organizations: “Catholic Daughters of America #2647” at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 8200 Roos, Houston, Texas 77036; St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, 8100 Roos, Houston, Texas 77036; or the “Building Fund” at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 734, Yoakum, Texas 77995.


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Visitation

Friday

31

May

10:30 AM 5/31/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church

8200 Roos Rd.
Houston, TX 77036

St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church
8200 Roos Rd. Houston 77036 TX
United States

Service

Friday

31

May

11:00 AM 5/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church

8200 Roos Rd.
Houston, TX 77036

St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church
8200 Roos Rd. Houston 77036 TX
United States
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