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Delia T. Drake, 77


A woman of service...

Dec 28,1941 — Dec 20, 2019

Delia T. Drake (nee Keane) of Skillman died on December 20. She was 77.

Delia, the daughter of Luke and Nora Keane, was born in the Bronx, NY and lived in Rockaway Beach, NY until moving to New Jersey in 1976. After 30 years of dedicated service, she retired from Western Electric International Patent Organization and then worked as a contract employee at several offices in the Princeton area.

Delia (or Aunt Dee as she was affectionately called) was known for her friendliness, helpfulness, and welcoming spirit. She was a woman of service, beginning with her volunteer work for the New York Foundling Hospital and continuing at the Telephone Pioneers, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Crawford House, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Merwick Rehabilitation Center, and Hospice to name just a few. Delia earned the Somerset County STAR award for her volunteer work at Crawford House.

Delia is survived by her husband, David, of Skillman; her stepchildren, David Drake and his wife Katherine of Doylestown, PA; Janice Lewis and her husband David of Lambertville; and Julie Harris and her husband Todd of Rocky Hill.

Delia is also survived by her sister, Nora Lynch; her brother, Jeremiah Keane; and her sister, Mary Ann Mulroy.

Aunt Dee also is survived by her nieces and nephews: Kevin Lynch (Teresa) of Belle Mead; Christopher Lynch (Meghan) of Long Beach, NY; and Mary Ann Lynch; Brian Lynch (Cindy); Sean Lynch (AnnMarie ); Bernard Lynch, Jr. (Dawn); and James Mulroy (Eileen) all of Lynbrook, NY.

Delia leaves 23 grand nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her brother Luke Keane.

Donations may be made in honor of Delia to the Montgomery EMS, P.O. Box 105, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.


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