Mary D. Kraus, 92, of Utica, died December 21, 2016 at Utica Rehab and Nursing.
She was born January 10, 1924 in Utica, daughter of the late Patrick and Katherine Dwyer and graduated from Proctor High School.
Mary was married to Robert C. Kraus a loving marriage of 65 years until his death in 2010.
Mary and Robert travelled extensively after his retirement to Ireland and Germany and enjoyed their passion of skiing. She was an avid swimmer, swimming daily at Utica College and also enjoyed bowling and camping.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Susan Kraus of Baldwinsville, NY, two daughters and one son-in-law, Margaret Carr of Liverpool, NY and Elaine and Ned Stinson of Treasure Island, FL, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Caregivers of Utica and Utica Rehab and Nursing fourth floor for all of their care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on February 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Historic Old St. John's Church, Utica. The family will greet friends following the Mass. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's foundation.