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Sister Mary Dolora Brinker

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Mercy Mary Dolora Brinker was held on May 6 at the McAuley Convent Chapel in Cincinnati. She died on April 30 at age 93.


Sister Mary was born Margaret Brinker in 1915 in Covington, Ky. Sister Mary served the Sisters of Mercy for 72 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of Cincinnati College, two master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Catholic University. 


Sister Mary was a teacher at Mother of Mercy High School for six years; served at Our Lady of Cincinnati College for 22 years; and worked at the Mercy Center for 31 years. 


She is survived by her brother, Holy Cross Father William Brinker.


The burial was held at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery.

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