It is with much sadness that, on Nov. 7, 2022 at age 95 and with her family by her side, Phyllis (Plissey) Drake has entered eternal rest. Born Sept 3, 1927, and raised in Washburn, Maine, she married her childhood sweetheart Allen Drake June 23, 1948. In 1962, she moved with her young family to New London, CT where she lived until 2013 when she and her husband moved to Ladson, South Carolina.
She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years Allen Drake, her son John Drake, and her daughter-in-law Thomasine (Nardi) Drake. She is survived by sons Robert Drake from Monticello, GA, Howard Drake (Patricia) from Madison, CT, and daughter Georjana Drake from Ladson, SC. She is also survived by grandsons Casey Drake from Lebanon, NH, Sean Drake, and Joshua Drake from Ladson, SC. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Aside from her rabid devotion to UCONN girls basketball, her main passion was sewing and knitting. She enjoyed making clothes and was sure to have winter hats, mittens, and sweaters knitted in time to support the local church fairs. She was also a strong supporter of the Red Cross. Thankful for their efforts in getting her husband home after being wounded at the end of WWII, she donated blood and money whenever she could.
Funeral arrangements will be private.
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