Sister Mary Rosanne
May 19, 2020
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Frances Anne BOH
Immaculate Heart of Mary Province, Covington, Kentucky, USA
Date and Place of Birth January 4, 1943 Covington, KY
Date and Place of Profession August 16, 1964 Covington, KY
Date and Place of Death May 19, 2020 Covington, KY
Date and Place of Burial May 23, 2020 Covington, KY
Frances Anne Boh was the second oldest of nine children to Alma and George Boh. She was called by her middle name, Anne, and she described her family as fun and joyful. Before she started school, she enjoyed helping her mother with daily chores and the ever-growing family.
Anne attended St. Paul Elementary School, Florence, Kentucky, and then graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1961. After graduating, she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame. Her only worry was how homesick she would be upon leaving her close-knit family. She soon made her profession of vows on August 16, 1964.
Sister Mary Rosanne continued her education at Villa Madonna College (now Thomas More University). Through the years, sister ministered in community service – including housekeeping, food service, technology, and printing. She was a master at refinishing furniture and repairing just about anything.
An area of ministry she felt most meaningful was tutoring adults with disabilities. Teaching them the basics of everyday life was very fulfilling to her. She could give her students independence and make them feel valued. Sister enjoyed each one of her ministries and carried them out with patience and gentleness.
In 2016 Sister Mary Rosanne retired to Lourdes Hall. She continued living the charism by taking part in the daily activities and going on special outings with her community. She always had a smile to greet each person. It was well known among the sisters and employees that Sister Mary Rosanne (Rosie as many called her now.) loved to spend time with the sisters who had greater needs, to watch over them, holding their hands, talking to them, just sitting and spending time with them. She was a joy to all!
Sister went home to God peacefully on May 19, 2020. A private prayer service was held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Provincial Center, followed by the burial in the convent cemetery. A celebration of Sister Mary Rosanne’s life will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Sister Mary Rosanne will be forever remembered for her gentle and loving ways. May she live in joy and peace in God’s loving embrace for all eternity.