Official Obituary of

Richard Forrest Drake

January 14, 1933 ~ March 4, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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PLAINVILLE - Richard (Dick) F. Drake, 90, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2023, at home with his wife by his side. He was born on January 14, 1933 in St. Francis, ME and raised in Ft. Kent, ME. The son of the late Stanley and Eunice (Hatt) Drake, Dick was 1 of 20 brothers and sisters. 

 Dick served in the United States Army for two years after which he moved to Hartford CT and married Madeline Dube of Wallagrass, Maine. They made their permanent home in Plainville, CT. Dick worked for the Maine Forestry Service in his early adult years and for Stop and Shop Grocery in CT for 37 years. 

He loved camping with his wife in upstate NY and enjoyed hunting and being out in the woods of Maine. Dick was known for his infectious laughter, wonderful sense of humor and his love for any homemade baked goods. 

He is survived by his wife of 64 yrs, Madeline of Plainville CT, daughters Susan Drake Yawgel of Bristol, CT and Sheila Drake of Auburn, Maine; grandchildren, Kelly and Kevin Yawgel; 1 brother and 3 sisters.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St., Plainville CT on Friday, May 5th at 10 am followed by cemetery prayer/burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Farmington Ave., Plainville, Ct. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, CT. To leave an online condolence or memory for Dick’s family, please visit

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 5, 2023

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Church
94 Broad St.
Plainville, CT 06062

May 5, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville
169 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062


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