Sister M. Dolores Kraemer (formerly Sister Michael Dolores) died in Camilla Hall on August 9, 2021 in the 72nd year of her religious life.
Dolores was born on December 5, 1930. Her parents Walter and Bertha (Campbell) Kraemer raised their family of two girls and one boy in St. Matthew Parish in Philadelphia.
Dolores graduated from St. Matthew School in 1945 then went to Nazareth Academy for High School where she graduated in 1949. Later, while in the Community, she earned her degree from Immaculata College and further credits from Marywood College, Kutztown College, and Fordham University.
Dolores entered the Congregation on September 8, 1949. She received her habit and her religious name, Sister Michael Dolores, on April 10, 1950. Sister Michael Dolores pronounced her First Vows on April 13, 1952.
From April 1952 through the school year ending 1976, Sister taught children in Our Lady of Grace, Penndel; St. Francis de Sales, Philadelphia; Villa Maria, Lynchburg VA; Bishop McDevitt in Wyncote and Epiphany in Miami. In the fall of 1976 through the school year ending 1985, Sister Dolores served as Elementary School Principal at St. Laurence, Upper Darby; Epiphany, Miami; Blessed Virgin Mary in Darby; St. Martin of Tours (Vice Principal – 1985-1987); and St. Clement/St. Irenaeus in Philadelphia.
Sister returned to the classroom in 1990 where she taught fifth grade children at St. Joan of Arc until 1992. Sister then taught Language Arts to children in fourth grade at St. Matthew through 2001. Sister remained at St. Matthew until August 2008 where she served the school community as an office assistant.
Sister continued her ministry of faithful service at Camilla Hall beginning in August 2008 until her death on August 9, 2021. Eternal peace grant unto her, O Lord.
Her brother Robert Kraemer, her sister-in-law Marguerite, her niece, nephew, and grandnieces survive Sister Dolores. Sister’s parents Walter and Bertha (Campbell) Kraemer and her sister, Sister Barbara Kraemer CSFN, predecease her.
Reverend Anthony Costa celebrated Sister’s Funeral Mass and delivered the homily on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM. May our dear Sister Dolores rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to:
Camilla Hall Nursing Home
IHM Mission Advancement Office
230 IHM Drive
Malvern, PA 19355