Dolores Ann Maschino, 95, passed away peacefully, Saturday April 11, 2015, at Lutheran Community Home, Seymour.
Born July 23, 1919, in rural Jennings County, she was the fourth child of the 12 born to Frank and Mary Vogel Maschino. Her parents preceded her in death.
Dolores was baptized and confirmed at Saint Joseph Catholic Church at Four Corners.
In the midst of the Great Depression, Dolores moved with her parents and siblings from rural Jennings County to Seymour. She was a 1937 graduate of Shields High School. Dolores worked five years at the shirt factory; then during World War II, she was employed with Arvin Industries. While employed with Arvin Industries, Dolores decided to further her education by enrolling in Seymour Business College, where she studied accounting. After 35 years of service, she retired in 1981 from the accounting department of Indiana Telephone Co./Contel.
After retirement, Dolores enjoyed traveling around southern Indiana, especially going with her sister Helen to visit their aunt, the late, Sister Mary Grace Vogel, OSB, at the convent in Ferdinand. She was fond of going to different Catholic parish festivals in search of good fish and broasted chicken. She also was often an on-call babysitter to her many nieces and nephews and their families.
While herself having never married, she was the major conduit for keeping family records and photos in a large volume she simply called: “The Maschino-Vogel Story.” This volume makes its rounds to the various venues for the biannual weeklong Maschino family reunion.
Dolores was a faithful member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour; for most of her life she was a daily communicant. She was a member and various office holder of the Legion of Mary and a past member of Daughters of Isabella.
Survivors include her sisters, Dorothy Hess, Loretta Henkle, Angela Hill and Mildred Thomas; a brother, Marvin (Ladonna) Maschino; sister-in-law, Pat Maschino and brother-in-law, Ken Kvaal; 41 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her sisters, Leona Brylinski, Helen Thoele and Mary Jean Kvaal; and her brothers, Orville Maschino, Joseph Maschino and Tony Maschino.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph B. Sheets and the Rev. Daniel Staublin officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Voss Funeral Home, Seymour. A rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in Dolores’s memory to Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Seymour.
May Aunt Dolores rest in peace and rise to glory.