Betty Mae Drake
1946 – 2009

EDDINGTON — Betty Mae Drake, 62, also known as ‘Betty Boop,’ died Wednesday, July 1, at the home of her son, Michael Drake and his wife, Mary, where she had resided for the past year. She was surrounded by her loving family in love and prayer.

She was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Houlton, the daughter of Lewis P. and Mary Louise (Deveau) Levasseur.

She was educated in Houlton schools after which she married and became the mother of five children. She instilled in them her great Catholic beliefs by having them attend St. Mary’s Catholic School and by playing a very active role in their education donating much of her time to the school. She later relocated to the Lewiston-Auburn area, where she spent many years working as a certified nursing assistant at several nursing homes and as a home health care worker. She was employed as a waitress for Eith’s Bakery and her second home, Edward’s Restaurant. She enjoyed arts and crafts, family gatherings, dancing, going to the beach and caring for others.

Surviving are her children, Douglas and his wife, Connie, of Monticello, Michael and his wife, Mary, of Eddington, Kevin of New Gloucester, Tammy Cote and her husband, David, of Sanford and Timmy and his fiancée, Beth, of Sanford; 11 grandchildren, Teri-Ann, Mark, Ryan, Justin, Joshua Veroneau, Matthew Cote, Matthew Drake, Jeff, Amanda, Amber and Devon; six great-grandchildren, Lucas, Emilee, Mackenzie, Julia and Kaleb and Jackson; one sister, Joann Snyder; one brother, Walter and his wife, Marianna, of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; four brothers, Johnny, Patrick, Lawrence and Edward; and two sisters, Jean and Dorothy.

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