June C. Drozd, 88, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away April 22, 2014, at the Bailey Center after a short period of declining health. Until recently she resided at Allegro Senior Living Community.
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June was born on June 10, 1925, in Bristol, England. It was there that she met and married Edward C. Drozd, Sr. As a war bride, June and Ed moved to Riverhead, N.Y., in 1946. It was in 1957 that June and her family moved to St. Augustine, built and operated The Islander Cocktail Lounge at St. Augustine Beach. Over the years June worked at the Dutch Pantry Restaurant and Publix. Many friendships were developed during this time.
June will be most remembered as a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
June was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Edward. She is survived by her four children, Carol Drozd Kirk, Patricia L. Kenney, Edward C. Drozd Jr., and Terence M Drozd. Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Allegro, Community Hospice and the Bailey Family Center for their kind and compassionate care.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church. Burial will follow in San Lorenzo Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined, but those who wish to do so may make a contribution in her memory to Bailey Center, St. Anastasia Catholic Church Building Fund or to the
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.
Craig Funeral Home Memorial Park
1475 Old Dixie Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Published in St. Augustine Record on Apr. 23, 2014