Judith A. Riley Donohoe (Judi) Krause

 

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JudiJudith (Judi) A.

Riley Donohoe Krause

Of Landenberg, PA, died on December 17, 2011, in the Heartland Hospice Center, after losing her battle with breast cancer.

Judi was born on February 27, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA to Elinor Jane and Thomas. W Riley, Sr. She was raised in Holly Oak, in the house built by her father. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Brevard College in NC. Most recently, she was employed as an office manager and sales manager at Brownfield Associates in West Grove, PA. Prior to that, she worked for 13 years as a purchasing sales analyst for Foamex International. Perhaps the work she found most rewarding was caring for children in her own child care center out of her own home.

Judi loved animals and nature and supported environmental causes and land conservation. She also volunteered at Longwood Gardens. She enjoyed country life in Landenberg, helping her husband raise Christmas trees, making Christmas wreaths for gifts to friends and family, and tending to her flower gardens. She was a talented photographer, and she especially enjoyed entertaining friends and family in her home. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek where she had served as a board member, volunteered as a Sunday School teacher, ran the Attic Treasures fund raiser, and was very active with her Chalice Circle.

Judi is survived by her loving husband, Stephen L. Krause, of Landenberg, PA; daughter, Catherine Williamson (Brian) of Wilmington, DE and their children Kyle and Patrick; a daughter Lisa Donohoe of Beaufort, SC; step-children Stephen R. Krause (Trish) of Fort Myers, FL and their son Stephen, Jr.; John Abram Krause (Aimi) of Novato, CA and their children Chase, Grady and Alexis; and Heidi Sasso of Wilmington, DE and her son Sereno. She is also survived by sisters Pat Queripel (James) of Wilmington, DE, Nancy Nace (Joseph) of NJ, brother Thomas W. Riley, Jr. (Ann) of Chadds Ford, PA and their daughter Siobhan Riley, and many cousins and in-laws.