Sister Ann William Berberich, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died in Denver 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. She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor on March 25, 1950, made her First Profession on December 8, 1951, and her Final Profession on December 8, 1954. She earned a BS in Nursing from Metropolitan State College.
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. She has served in the Denver area since 1968. Her roles have included Nursing Supervisor, Critical Care Nurse, Administrator of the Glendale Clinic, Adult Nurse Practitioner, health care assessment, foot care, and tenant relations director for the U.S, GAO Low Income Housing.
Sister Ann William was predeceased by her brothers Donald, Edward, Gregory, Joseph, Raymond, Robert and Wilfred as well as her sister, Thelma Mosier. She is survived by her niece and nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Arvada on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.