Rensselaer - Elizabeth Ann Krasse, 86, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at Van Rensselaer Manor after stubbornly battling a lengthy illness.
Born in Amityville, NY on September 28, 1934, she was daughter of the late Wayne Dameron and Mary Sue Borders Dameron and wife of Roy J. Krasse for 64 years. She resided in Bellmore, LI and later moved to Troy, NY in 1963. She was a Registered Nurse graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College.
Mrs. Krasse was a nurse in obstetrics at the Amityville Hospital operating room and later Samaritan Hospital in Troy. She also taught obstetrics for 10 years at Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing.
One her favorite volunteer activities was rocking babies at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC where she and her husband resided for 15 years before returning to Troy.
She was an excellent seamstress, talented with a sewing machine as well as a knitting needle. Another of her volunteer activities was making smocked dresses for little girls in rural NC and knitting hats for newborn babies. She loved choral singing, bowling, golf, bridge and the beach and was an ordained deacon of the Brunswick Church. She was church secretary/office manager both at Brunswick and their church in Wilmington, North Carolina. She and Roy spent time traveling, in such varied places as Egypt, Scotland, Europe, Thailand and Greece.
Survivors in addition to her husband include three daughters, Amy Elizabeth (Michael) Roarke, Maine, Alison Sue (Daniel) Brinkman, Brunswick and Jennifer Eileen Krasse, Maine; her grandchildren, Kerry Bowman, Devin Roarke, Maggie Roarke, Courtney Brinkman, Christopher Brinkman and Joseph Brinkman ; her great grandchildren, Duncan, Gavin and Hugh Bowman and Nova Grace Roarke ; a sister, Linda Ilse, Connecticut and a nephew, Ryan Ilse. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Patrick Roarke and a nephew, Wayne Solotoff.
A celebration of life service will be held at Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane Troy NY on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM. A light reception will follow hosted by the deacons of the church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Elizabeth Ann Krasse to the Brunswick Church 42 White Church Lane Troy, NY 12180.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff at the Van Rensselaer Manor for their excellent care, especially during Elizabeth’s last days.
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