Sister Anne Frisch, 1931-2005

Born March 25, 1931, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, December 15, 1949
First Profession August 24, 1951
Died January 9, 2005

Sr. Anne Frisch was given the name Anne Louise at her baptism. The Frisch family were long time residents of Pleasant Ridge Avenue and parishioners of Blessed Sacrament parish in Ft. Mitchell. Anne was the third youngest of seven children. She followed her sister Ursula, now Sr. Jeanette and entered St. Walburg Monastery. In June, 1950 she received the habit and a new name, Aquinas.

Beginning her ministry in education in 1950 Sr. Anne taught at St. Benedict, St. Therese, St. Paul, St. Anthony, Blessed Sacrament and Holy Cross elementary schools. She spent a year at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in LaJunta, Colorado. She was an elementary school librarian and principal at Holy Cross. From 1980 until 1995 she was a teacher’s aid at Villa Madonna Montessori.

At the funeral vigil Sr. Rita Brink said that Anne “had a deep need to be needed and . she looked for ways to fill that need especially through her many hours of volunteering.” Sr. Kathleen Ryan said of her, “It was no secret that Anne liked to go. She used this gift to take Sisters to the doctor or just out for an ice cream.” Anne’s two self-acclaimed passions were researching family genealogy and email.

It was a great shock to the community when on Sunday, January 9, the last day of the Christmas celebration, Sr. Rita Brink told the community that Sr. Anne had died in her sleep the night before. Because the monastery chapel was scheduled to be painted and re-carpeted that week, we held the funeral vigil and the Mass of Christian Burial in the Lower Level meeting room which could barely hold all of Sr. Anne’s friends and relatives.