Mrs. Janice Krauss

Mrs. Janice Krauss


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Janice Lou Perkins Krauss, 85, of Bristol, CT who died on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the Ingraham Manor in Bristol, CT.

Janice was born on July 22, 1937 in Owensboro, KY to Mamie Lee (Thompson) Perkins and J Dewey Perkins. She was born into a musical Methodist family. Her grandfather, William Prince Perkins, was a Methodist minister and her grandmother, Susan Perkins, was an early Methodist lay speaker.

Her father was a choral bass singer, and her mother a church pianist and organist. Janice learned her skills from her mother. Janice graduated from Owensboro High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College. She taught elementary school and piano.

Janice was an organist at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Shelter Island for over 20 years. She also played at Our Lady of the Isle for about eight years. She was a member of the Shelter Island Lions Club. While the family lived in New Britain, Janice worked as a sales clerk for several family businesses including Amato's Toy and Hobby Store.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Alan J. Krauss. Rev. Krauss, who retired in 1999, was the Director/Manager of Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center from 1989 to 1999.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Katherine (Garry) Bennett of Greensboro, NC; her sons Timothy, Michael (Jill), and Mark, all of Bristol, CT; three grandchildren, Scott Bennett, Leyna Krauss (David Lum) and Rebecca (Eric) Matias; and two great-grandchildren, Atreyu and Nathalia. Her sister-in-law Gail Perkins, niece Robin Petty and several cousins also survive her. Janice was predeceased by her brother, James D. Perkins, of Brentwood, TN.

A memorial service was be held on Saturday. October 15, 2022  at Prospect United Methodist Church in Bristol, CT.

Gifts in memory of Janice may be sent to St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Organ fund) or Prospect United Methodist Church (Campership fund).