Brief Obituary Notice for Marian Northrop Kraft [August 28, 2006]
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Concord NH -- Marian Augusta Northrop Kraft, 94, of Havenwood-Heritage Heights Continuing Care Retirement Community in Concord, NH, died Sunday, August 20, peacefully at Havenwood. She was the wife of Howard Russell Kraft, who died in 2000 in Waterbury, CT. The couple had lived in nearby Wolcott, CT for most of their lives.

Marian Northrop was born March 19, 1912, in Waterbury Hospital, daughter of the late Clifford Northrop and Margaret Miller of the Mill Plain section of Waterbury. She was a graduate of Crosby High School, class of 1929, and was active in the area in swimming instruction and youth work at the Waterville (now Waterbury) Bible Church. To scores of appreciative "Pioneer Girls" at the Church and associated summer camps she was known as "Cap" Kraft. After her husband's death, she moved to a retirement apartment in Waterville, and finally to Havenwood in Concord,  NH, late in 2001. 

Marian is survived by her three sons, Charles H. Kraft of South Pasadena, CA, Robert A. Kraft of Ambler, PA, and David P. Kraft of Amherst, MA; a daughter, Sharon A. Kraft-Lund of Center Barnstead, NH; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Simons Lirot of Daytona Beach FL, and Jean Fleming, formerly of Wolcott and S. Pomfret, VT, and now also living in Heritage Heights, Concord.

Arrangements: in Concord NH, on Saturday September 2, at 6 pm, Memorial Service at Havenwood; in Wolcott/Waterville CT, on Saturday, September 9, burial in the family plot in Edgewood Cemetery, Wolcott center, at 11 am (attended by her immediate family); followed at 1:30pm by a Memorial Service at the Bible Church of Waterbury (formerly Waterville Bible Church), at 240 Dwight St., Waterbury, CT. 

Remembrances:  In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted for the Marian "Cap" Kraft Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, at the Bible Church of Waterbury (240 Dwight St, Waterbury, CT 06704), or at the Congregational Church of North Barnstead (504 North Barnstead Rd, Center Barnstead, NH 03225).