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Josephine Bernice Drake

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Josephine Bernice Drake SPARTA - Josephine Bernice Drake, 89, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 23, 2012, at Newton Medical Center.

Josephine was born in Bernardsville and graduated from All Souls Hospital during World War ll. She was a cadet in the U.S. Army during training. Residences have been Wayne, Newport News, Va., and Marion, Va., prior to moving to Sparta in 2005. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta.

Josephine was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard E. Drake. She is survived by her devoted children, Diane Bond, and her husband, Christopher, J. Madison Drake, and his wife, Marlane, Richard E. Drake Jr., and his wife, Sharon, and David Drake, and his wife, Kathleen. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may join the family at the memorial Mass Saturday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Newton Sparta Road, Sparta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the .

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 27, 2012
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