Janice Wonson Stratton, age 87, a longtime resident of Stamford, died on Friday, November 2, 2012, at home with her family by her side. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Evelyn Wonson Butterworth of New Canaan. She was the wife of Arthur G. Stratton.
A graduate of Northampton School for Girls and the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, Jan began her career at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC. After marrying Arthur in 1956, she devoted the next 25 years to raising her three children. Jan became a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker in 1972 and maintained her license and stayed involved in the realty business until her death. She was a member of the Pine Grove Association in Canaan, CT, for 47 years and spent their summer weekends there with husband Art, and children, Nancy, Betsy and Bill. Her remarkable spirit and positive outlook on life were an inspiration to all who knew her, especially her family.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Bill Stratton, and his wife Kerry and their children, Steve, Chelsea, Randy, and Jamie from Trumbull, CT; two daughters, Betsy Kerr and her husband David and their children Tim, Charlie and Sam from Newtown, CT; Nancy Utter and her husband Henry and their children Ben, Charlie and Natasha of Arlington, Mass; two sisters, Priscilla Butterworth of Greenfield, MA, and Sally Mortimer of Stamford, CT.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 241 Courtland Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Reception to follow at the church. For online condolences visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com