May 11, 2019
Lou Anne Drake, 62, of Clayton passed away Saturday morning, May 11, 2019, at Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Tuesday, May 14, from 4 - 7 PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:15 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church at 11 AM with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Sandy Hollow Cemetery, Philadelphia, NY. A celebration of her life will be at the Knights of Columbus, Clayton starting at 2:30 PM after the burial.
Lou Anne was born in Watertown on September 15, 1956, daughter of Lewis J. and Joyce Garnsey Badour and she was a graduate of Thousand Islands High School. On June 28, 1974 she married Leslie E. Drake at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Euclid Marier officiating.
She had worked in several restaurants in the 1000 Islands area, including the T. I. Inn, Clayton. Lou Anne was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, was a Eucharistic Minister, and also taught first-grade religious education. She was a member of the T. I. Booster Club, PTA, and served on the committee for the Christmas in July parade. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.
Along with her husband, Leslie, Lou Anne is survived by her father and his wife, Lewis J. and Sheila H. Badour, Clayton; mother-in-law, Madeline E. Drake, Philadelphia; two sons and their wives, Richard L. and Susan Drake, Wellesley Island and Jason L. and Heidi Drake, LaFargeville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four siblings and their spouses, Steven D. and Carol Ann Badour, Donald S. and Debbie Badour, Susan B. and Rexal Ellsworth, and Michael J. and Jean Badour, all of Clayton; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Candy and Danny Dwyer, Theresa, Susan and Bruce Jenne, Philadelphia, and Karen and Randy Clarke, Antwerp; and a large extended family. She was predeceased by her mother, Joyce Badour, her father-in-law, Richard Leslie Drake, and grandson, Bentley Drake.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou Anne's name may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.