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Joseph B. Kraus

Loving father, brother and uncle, 56

  Joseph B. Kraus, 56, of Lowell, died Saturday, October 31st at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
 Born Shirley, Massachusetts, September 13, 1959, a son of the late Robert B. and the late Dorothy T. (Duffy) Kraus, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 A veteran of Desert Storm, Joe proudly served his country in the U.S Navy as a Senior Chief  Petty Officer working as a Sonar Technician aboard submarines and retired after serving 20 years.
 Following retirement from the Navy, Joe was employed as a Customer Service Technical Supervisor with BTU International in North Billerica.
 Among his many activities, he was a First Aid Instructor for the American Red Cross.
 Joe is survived by a son Christopher L. Kraus and his wife Kristen of Nashua, NH; a daughter Carolyn J. Kraus of Mullica Hill, NJ; three sisters Louise Delage and her husband Roger of Milford, NH, Leonora Allen and her husband Paul of Hudson, NH and Theresa Martin of Chelmsford, MA; four brothers William Kraus and his wife Cheryl of Missouri, Robert Kraus and his wife Lee of Nashua, NH, Thomas Kraus and his wife Sandra of Lowell, MA and Leonard Bartini and his husband Peter of Springfield, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Albert Kraus.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 12 to 1 P.M. on Saturday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway,
Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

Condolences (4)
  • Anonymous
    On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Joseph’s passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Joseph’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country." “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” - 2 Thess 3:16. Joseph B. Kraus Senior Chief, US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website. Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
  • John and Delores May
    So sorry for your loss.
  • George and Terrie Reed  - Deepest Sympathy
    Please except our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Joe. Although we did not know him personally, he was a member of the USS Billfish family in which my husband served from 1974 to 1978.
  • Laura Luce
    Sending my sincere condolences at this time to all Joes loved ones. We lost a good man- A man who loved his family, a man who served his country, a man who put everyone a head of himself. I'm going to miss you Joey! Watch over your children. See you on the other side
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