Florence Ruby Krause, 87, of Hamden, wife of the late Eric Krause, passed away on November 9, 2009 at CT Hospice. She was born in Pawling, NY on October 16, 1922 to the late George and Ruby Huggins Turner. Florence is servived by her children, Jeff Krause and his wife Eileen of Stratford, Joan Woll and her husband Keith of Cheshire, Daniel Krause and his wife Denise of North Haven; grandchildren, Kelly Woll of Sleepy Hollow, NY, Andrew and Matthew Krause both of North Haven; sister, Phyllis Powell of Port St. Lucie, FL. She was predeceased by her brothers, Alfred, Richard, and Kenneth Turner. Florence grew up in Stamford and moved to Hamden in 1953. She was a member of Grace and St. Peter Episcopal Church for over 50 years and was also a member of their Ladies Guild. Florence had worked as a bookkeeper first for Elm City Construction Company followed by Rosadini Trucking until her retirement last year. She had a passion for watching the UCONN Womens Basketball team and playing pinochle. Florence was a gentle, quiet, magnificant women who was always concerned about others before herself. Her family and friends will forever miss her big heart and never fading smile. Funeral Service will be held at Grace and St. Peters Episcopal Church, Hamden, on Friday, November 13th at 10 a.m. Friends may visit with the family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Centerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Florence's memory may be sent to Grace and St. Peters Episcopal Church, 2925 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Dear Joan – So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympath and prayer’s are sent to you, family and friend’s. Janet Crane

  2. Dear Joan, Keith and Kelly, My heart goes out to all of you – and one of my first memories was her attempt to teach me pinochle! It was a lot of laughs – love, Carolyn

  3. Dear Joan: I am very sorry to hear sad demise of your mother. May her soul rest in peace. My prayers are with you and your family. Best regards Prakash Lapsia

  4. Jeff, My thoughts are with you and your family as you learn to live without someone so special. with sympathy, Laura

  5. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Krause’s entire family. May you find peace knowing that others share your sorrow. Marilyn Hewitt

  6. You were not my mother-in-law, you were my mother. Thank you for all of your love and laughter. I am proud to be a part of your family.

  7. Dear Jeff, We ask the God of heaven to grant you and your wife his divine peace, which supercedes all human understanding. We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are for you and your family. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

  8. Dear Jeff: Please accept my sincere condolences at your mother’s passing. Although I didn’t know her personally, she must have been quite a lady having raised such a kind and responsible man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  9. Jeff, Joan and Dan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May all the good memories we all share of your Mother help you through.

  10. Joan, We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Heidi and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers. With much love, Maureen and Heidi

  11. To all Flo’s family: Although I have not seen Florence for a while, I will always remember her happy smile. I just learned of her passing this afternoon. May all the happy memories sustain you during these difficult times. I first meet Flo through Lorraine and the other ladies in the group. May God Bless all of you and be thankful this Thanksgiving for her long life. Jane Cove, formerly of East Gate in Hamden. 11-16-09

  12. Dear Jeff, We ask the God of heaven to grant you and your wife his divine peace, which supercedes all human understanding. We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are for you and your family. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

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