John F. Drake

John F. Drake, Chief Cardiac Technologist, died Saturday, April 14th at the Quincy Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 65 years old.
Born in Boston to the late Albert L. and Catherine A (Borkin) Drake, he was raised and educated in Quincy. He had been a lifelong resident. Mr. Drake graduated from Quincy North High School and Suffolk University.
A veteran of the Army, he served as a Specialist and had completed two tours in Viet Nam.
Mr. Drake started his employment 48 years ago at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in their animal laboratory and was currently serving as a Chief Cardiac Technologist with the hospital.
He loved spending time with his family, golfing, traveling and was an avid fan of the Boston sports teams.
Beloved husband of 42 years to Heather (Hird) Drake. Loving father of Kristin Eby and her husband, David of Attleboro and Adam Drake and his wife, Dana of Lawrenceville, NJ. Dear brother of Marion King and her husband, Tom of Scituate and Albert “Sonny” Drake and his wife, Mary of Quincy. Cherished grandfather of Owen Drake and Lauren and Emily Eby. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
John will be missed by his dear golden retriever, “Brady”.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy, Thursday, April 19 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Donations in John’s memory may be made to either the American Cancer Society or  to the American Heart Association.