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“Doug- words cannot express the emptiness in my heart right now. How lucky were we to have you in our lives. Your quiet presence had left an...Read More »
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“Oh My Love of my LIFE . I just can't believe your gone. I will cherish all the beautiful memories we made. Doug I know you have no more pain you can...Read More »
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EASTON-----Douglas A. Drake, 64, of North Easton passed away peacefully at home under the care of his family after a long period of failing health brought on by Neuroendocrine tumor cancer.

Born in Rockland, Maine, raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida, a son of the late Robert L. Drake Jr. and Elsie (Erickson) Drake he was a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA in finance and computer science.

Being proficient in 6 computer languages, he worked in the University computer room as a student assistant to graduate students. After, he worked for Bayfront Medical Center as a senior programmer analyst for 4 years, he then moved to Easton and got a job at Morse Shoe Corporate offices in Canton – J. Baker in Hyde Park and Casual Male in Canton for 22 years as senior technical programming specialist. He retired at 49 and took 10 years off from work to travel, many hobbies, day trade and buy and sell on eBay. At 59 he decided to get a part-time job at Roche Bros. in North Easton as a grocery clerk and worked there for 5 years.

Since Donna Francario (who he worked with for 22 years) was also laid off from Casual Male, they enjoyed a life together for the past 15 years until his death.

Doug loved to travel. Over the years he visited almost every state and major national parks, been to Europe three times, South America and nearly everywhere in the Caribbean on cruise ships with Donna and also enjoyed the yearly family reunions. Doug's hobbies included construction (with his brother's help, built the house he and Donna lived in), mechanics, electronics, landscaping and genealogy.

In addition to his fiancé, Donna Francario (the love of his life), he is survived by his brother, Brad Drake and his wife Carol of Brockton; two nephews, Derek Drake and Brandon Drake; a great niece, Debra Drake. He will also miss his poker buddies (Chuck, Paul, Ed, Mike, Jim) and the monthly games they had since 1982.

Donations in Douglas' memory may be sent to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation 321 Columbus Avenue, Suite 5R, Boston, MA. 02116 or visit

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 1100 Washington Street (Rte.138) Stoughton.