Paul Drake

Paul Drake

OXFORD — Paul Drake, 87, of North Carolina, formerly of Oxford, beloved husband of the late Shirley E. Brushitis Drake, died peacefully on April 14, 2021, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in New Haven on October 23,1933, he was the son of the late Herbert and Anna Drake. Mr. Drake was raised in Seymour, a graduate of Seymour High School and a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

A 38-year resident of Oxford, he retired from the Kerite Company following many years of employment before moving to North Carolina 15 years ago.

Mr. Drake is survived by his devoted son, Paul K. Drake and his wife, Katherine, of Concord, N.C.; cherished grandchildren, Justin and Kyle Drake of North Carolina, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife of 53 years, he was predeceased by a brother, Herbert “Bun” Drake.

Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021. in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. Interment with military honors will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at

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