Janice Eileen Raitt, 72, formerly of Delhi, died Friday, May 10, 2019 in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND, following a brief illness.
She was born September 2, 1946, in Delhi, the daughter of the late John E. and Helen (Winter) Raitt.
She was a 1964 graduate of Delaware Academy & Central School and studied at Alfred State, the New York Institute of Photography, and DuPage Horticultural School in West Chicago.
She took over the floral business from her grandfather, John D. Winter, and operated Winter’s Florist & Greenhouses until her retirement in 2016 at which time she moved to Jamestown, ND, where she had previously worked in a photography studio.
Miss Raitt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi where she was an elder and sang in the choir. She also attended the United Presbyterian Church of Jamestown, ND.
She was a free spirit and a kind hearted woman who enjoyed helping people. She had a great love of all animals and cared for many pets over her lifetime.
She is survived by two sisters and one brother: Jeanne Flye of Walworth, NY, Christie Campbell of Washington, PA; John (Linda) Raitt of Liverpool, NY; six nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews; and cousins Richard Schall of New Hampshire, Lynn Schall of Connecticut, Lee Schall of the Phillippines and David Baldinger of Colorado.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
The family suggests memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton St., Delhi 13753, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi or the United Presbyterian Church, 302 2nd Ave, SE Jamestown, ND 58401.