Sarah Marie Drake

OBIT - DrakeBUCKSPORT — Sarah “Sally” Marie Drake passed away into the hands of her loving God and savior on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. She was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Cambridge, Mass., daughter of Gregory and Mary (Aguiar) Silva. Sally grew up and attended schools in Braintree and North Quincy, Mass. She moved to Maine in 1965 when she accepted employment at the Seaboard Paper Co. in Bucksport.

Sally was predeceased by her mother, father, stepfather, two brothers, Edward Souza and Tony Silva, and one sister, Tillie Smith.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Kenneth (Ted) Drake; her daughter, Lori Obey, and husband, Tom; her son, Bill McAllian, and wife, Ida; daughter Joyce Fortier and husband, Dick; six grandchildren, Sheila Collins and husband, Tim, Sarah Keib and husband, Steve; Kenneth Fortier and wife, Aimee; Kathy Pittsley and husband, Justin; Becky Dwyer and husband, James; Kristin Guckian and husband, Dan.

She also leaves beautiful great-grandchildren; Cody and Ashleigh Collins; Austin, Brianna and Evan Keib; Brayden and Logan Pittsley, Kaleb and Noah Fortier, Madelyn and Emelia Dwyer.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Bucksport Church of God, 94 Race Course Road, Bucksport, with Pastor Tom Obey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sarah’s memory may be made to Light House Radio Network, P.O. Box 5000, Bangor, ME 04402. (

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