Anne Krause, 93


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Anne (Berkelhammer) Krause, a lifelong resident of Providence and a graduate of Pembroke College, for which she volunteered and loved her entire life, passed away March 16.  She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sylvia Rossman.


She was always making new friends. At Laurelmead she reconnected with childhood friends and was always reaching out to welcome and befriend new residents.

She was married to Cyril Berkelhammer with whom she enjoyed a full life. After his death, she enjoyed a second full life with Edwin Krause until his death and kept strong contacts with his children and family.

Anne was a member and strong supporter of Temple Beth-El and Jewish Family Service as well as many other organizations.  She enjoyed an active life and especially loved competitive golf and tennis.

She is survived by sons Larry Berkelhammer and wife, Irma Botvin, of San Rafael, California, Robert Berkelhammer and wife, Mitzi Berkelhammer; and grandchildren, Jessi Berkelhammer and husband, Abie Flaxman, Abby Berkelhammer and husband, Scott Raker, and Max Berkelhammer and wife, Toba Pearlman; three great-grandchildren; and sister Ruth Steiner. She is also survived by Robert Krause and wife, Majorie Krause, and all of Edwin Krause’s survivors.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Jewish Family Service, 959 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or to the charity of your choice.