Obituary for Elizabeth J Zegan

    • Name: Elizabeth J Zegan
    • Home Town: Shallotte
    • Date of Death: 06/20/2017
    • Service Date: 06/27/2017 at 10:00 AM
    • Service Place: St. Brendan''s Catholic Church

    Elizabeth J. Zegan, 83, of Shallotte, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

    Born in New Jersey on October 11, 1933, she was a daughter to the late Joseph Jordan and Anna Owgonowski Jordan. She was also predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Joseph Zegan.

    She worked as a registered nurse and retired after 55 years of service. After winning her fight with cancer, she continued in her service to others as a counselor. She was a founding member of St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church and remained very active in the church as a Eucharistic Minister and a Columbiette. She was also a world-renowned pine needle basket weaver, whose work can be found all over the world.

    She leaves behind a daughter, Theresa Reiter (Steve) and grandson Kevin of Supply, NC; a brother, Joseph Jordan (Terry) of Tampa, Florida; a sister-in-law, Elaine Lowell (Yogi) of Seattle, WA; as well as many, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

    A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte, NC.

    Online condolences may be made to the family at  The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or Paws Place no-kill animal shelter, Bolivia, NC.


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