Grafton – William B. “Bill” Drago, 91, passed away at home Thursday November 23, 2023 following an illness. His wife of 59 years, Jean (Hurley) Drago predeceased him in 2016.
Bill leaves his children Vincent “Jimmy” Drago, John Drago, and Janice Arrigo and her husband Glenn and their children Tyler, Brooke and Scott, his sister Rosalie Iannessa and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Philip Drago.
Bill was born in Boston February 5, 1932, son of the late Josephine (Toscano) and Vincent Drago. His roots were in Somerville, MA where he graduated from high school. He served proudly in the United States Army in Korea and following his return home he worked at the family business, a bakery owned and operated by his father Vincent. He then found himself in Grafton and settled there with his wife Jean where they lived happily for many years. He worked in sales at Ruby Marine in Grafton and was dedicated to his citizenry in town where he volunteered his time at The Grafton Senior Center and championed for veterans in town on numerous projects.
All are welcome to gather with Bill’s family and friends Tuesday November 28th from 9am-12pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 12:30pm at St. James Church 89 Main St. S. Grafton, MA 01560. He will then be laid to rest with military honors at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.
Please honor Bill in lieu of flowers with a donation to The Grafton Senior Center 30 Providence Road Grafton, MA 01519.
A Book of Memories to share a special message with his family is available online at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.