Francis W. Drake Jr., 1933 - 2018

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Francis W. Drake Jr. 85, of 25 Cheryl Dee Avenue, Lisbon, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Clover Manor in Auburn, with his family by his side. Born in Lewiston on March 3, 1933 he was the son of Francis W. Drake Sr. & Lenore Streeter Drake. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1951 and married the love of his life, Doris C. Cloutier on May 13, 1952. Veteran of the Korean War, Frank served with the U.S. Navy SeaBees in Alaska and Japan. Thereafter, he pursued his education at the University of Maine Orono, enjoying membership in AGR fraternity and graduating in 1960 with a degree in Poultry Husbandry.  For many years he was employed by the State of Maine as a chemist and eventually retired as the chief of Community Health Services.  He was a member of Maine Water Utilities Association, participated in research for Jackson Laboratories for cancer research and also served as a member on the board of directors for Maine Community Colleges.  He was an avid sports fan, especially football and enjoyed both playing and watching. He was a member of the Maine Football Referee Association and enjoyed many sports and was on a men’s basketball league for several years. Frank loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, who remember Frank for his ready smile and his sense of humor. A member of Holy Trinity Church, he is survived by his wife of Lewiston, four daughters, Donna Heathcote and husband Dan of Hudson, Marian Schwabauer and husband Kurt of Evergreen, CO, Lisa Drake of Rumford, and Noreen Morin and husband Paul of Lisbon, a sister, Judith Norweg of Minot, nine grandchildren, thirteen great grand children, and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Notice

DRAKE, Francis W., 85, of Lisbon, died in Auburn on March 9, 2018. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 15, from 9 - 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, Lisbon, 11 AM. Interment, Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.

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