MEXICO — Shirley E. Drapeau, 86, of Richards Avenue died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 19, at her residence.

She was born in Rumford, Dec. 19, 1924, a daughter of Cloyd E. and Sadie E. (Richards) Swett. Shirley was educated in Mexico schools. She was employed at Diamond National and Bass Shoe Shop.

Shirley was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of WOW’s. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and cards, and spending time with her family.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her beloved dog, Dakota, and cat, Tuffy.

She is survived by her three sons, Ray Drapeau and wife, Glenda, of Ottisfield, Philip Drapeau Sr. and wife, Rose, of Weld and Larry Drapeau and companion, Karen Hodsdon, of Mexico; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Napoleon Drapeau Jr.; a daughter, Aleta Drapeau; two sons, Alfred and Jean; and two brothers, Raymond Swett and Elwin Swett.

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