OAKLAND, N.J. -- Bernice Laird Kraus -- a Mechanicsville, Maryland, resident, formerly of Oakland, New Jersey -- died on Tuesday, May 17. She was 97.
Kraus was a secretary for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Oakland, for 35 years.
She is survived by her children, George, Mary Ann, Peter, Karen Shattuck, Bonnie Hoeger; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George; parents Thomas and Isabelle Laird; and a brother and two sisters.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Rd., in Oakland. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, with Father Tom officiating. Burial will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's dedicated fund, 25 Purdue Ave., Oakland, NJ 07436.