Sister Mary Dolores, 94, teacher

October 29, 2005

Sister Mary Dolores Linsenmeyer, a retired educator and a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a cerebral thrombosis Monday at Villa Assumpta, her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 94.

Born Theresa Katherine Linsenmeyer in Curtis Bay, she attended city public schools.

Two months after graduating from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1929, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and professed her vows in 1932.

Sister Dolores taught at parochial schools in Washington and Ridgewood, N.Y., before being sent in 1935 to Puerto Rico, where she taught until 1945. She returned to the island in 1950 and taught for two years.

In 1950, she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Spanish from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She received a master's in Spanish in 1961 from Catholic University of America in Washington.

From 1952 to 1963, Sister Dolores taught Spanish at the Institute of Notre Dame and for nearly a decade at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. In 1973, she joined the faculty of Archbishop Keough High School, where she taught until 1981.

Her final assignment was at Ascension Parochial School in Halethorpe, where she taught until retiring to Villa Assumpta in 1989.

An accomplished seamstress, Sister Dolores enjoyed making dolls and their clothes. She was also an excellent baker and was known for her sugar cookies.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at her order's motherhouse.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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