Sr. Dolores Marie Boemker 1925-2018

Posted on: April 25, 2018 12:00 pm
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Sister Dolores Marie Boemker, SND (1925-2018)

Sister Dolores Marie (formerly Sister Mary Winfrid) was born on August 12, 1925, in Covington, Kentucky. Her parents, Albert and Sarah Hart Boemker raised six children. Dolores was their third child and only daughter. She described her childhood as very caring and secure, made so by very loving parents.

She attended St. Aloysius Elementary School in Covington and then graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1943. It was at Notre Dame Academy where Dolores felt a strong unity with the sisters who taught her. After graduation she worked as a long-distance telephone operator for AT&T until joining the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1946.

Sister Dolores Marie received her bachelor's degree from Villa Madonna College and started her ministry teaching at local elementary schools until 1962. She then attended Rosary College in Chicago, earning her master's degree in library science. She served as librarian in several schools and even traveled to Rome to work as librarian in the Sisters of Notre Dame Motherhouse. Many remember Sister Dolores Marie as the soft-spoken and caring librarian. She had a way of making each person feel as if they were the only one she was helping.  

After many years of service, Sister Dolores retired to Lourdes Hall Care Center in 2009, where each day she loved to play Scrabble and word games. She enjoyed just being with people and always greeted visitors with a warm smile.

Sister Dolores Marie went home to God very peacefully on April 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving sisters and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Stanley, Raymond, and Donald Boemker. She leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY
9:00 a.m. Visitation in Large Meeting Room (ground floor)
10:00 a.m. Wake Service in Large Meeting Room (ground floor)
11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Heights Chapel (first floor)
Interment will be held after the Mass in the convent cemetery.

Nurse Tracie
Date: on April 28, 2018

Sister was so meek and kind...we will miss her tremendously.....already miss her being in her scrabble seat where I would tease her when playing by herself saying "who is winning sister"... She is the winner...a home in heaven with Jesus our Saviour.

Carolyn Berberich
Date: on April 28, 2018

I loved Sr. Dolores. She had a beautiful smile and she made me feel loved. Thank you Sr. Dolores for sharing your gifts with us and making the world a better place.

Brian Ruschman
Date: on April 26, 2018

What a treasure sister was to everyone that knew her.

Tom and Julie Rowe
Date: on April 25, 2018

So very sorry. Heaven has gained another angel.

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