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 BA from Villa Madonna College and started her ministry teaching at local elementary schools until 1962. She then attended Rosary College in Chicago, earning her MA in Library Science. She served as librarian in several local schools and even traveled to Rome, Italy, to work as librarian in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Many remember Sr. 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 retired to Lourdes Hall Care Center in 2009, where each day sister 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, surrounded by her loving sisters and nieces. Sister is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Stanley, Raymond, and Donald Boemker. Sister leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Provincial Center, followed by the Wake Service at 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. in the convent chapel. Interment will be held after the mass in the convent cemetery.