Sister Ann William Berberich, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died in Denver, Colorado on October 10, 2019. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late William Henry and Anna Marie Beck Berberich, she was born January 16, 1929 in Covington, Kentucky.
Sister Ann William entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of the Sick
Poor on March 25, 1950, made her First Profession December 8, 1951, and Final Profession December 8, 1954. Sister earned a BS in Nursing and later on earned a degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Metropolitan State College, Denver.
Sister Ann William’s ministry of nursing and health care has taken her to a number of locations throughout the country including Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bronx, New York; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Detroit, Michigan. Among the capacities in which she has served are Nursing Supervisor, Critical Care Nurse, Administrator of the Glendale Clinic.. She has served in the Denver area since 1968. Her roles there included nursing supervisor, critical care nurse, and adult nurse practitioner. She also was the tenant relations director for GAO Maes Low Income Housing.
In addition to her parents, Sister Ann William was predeceased by her brothers Donald, Edward, Gregory, Joseph, Raymond, Robert and Wilfred as well as her sister Thelma Mosier. Sister is survived by her nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Arvada on Wednesday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will precede the liturgy in the church. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m., also in the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, Denver, Colorado.