Dorothy L. Drake

May 23, 1940
- June 29, 2012

LAGRANGE - Dorothy L. Drake, 72, died June 29, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. She was born May 23, 1940, in LaGrange, daughter of Vaughn B. and Irene M. (Sjostedt) Drake. Dorothy loved her animals, birds, gardening, shopping and crafting. She will be greatly missed by many. Dorothy was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Catherine Howard and husband, Steven, of Hermon, and Julie O'Connor of Alfred; two sons, Vaughn Foster and wife, Barbara, of Brewer, and William Foster and wife, Anita, of California; one brother, Bertrand Drake and wife, Betty, of California; one sister, Margaret Earley and husband, Reginald, of Alton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; companion, James Ivey; and best friend and sister of her heart, Rose Drake. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brother, John Drake; and two sisters, Betty Drake and Albertine Drake. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Pastor David Morrison officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, LaGrange. Those who wish to remember Dorothy in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401, in honor of her love for animals. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Published in BDN Maine on July 3, 2012

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