Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Phyllis Drago

May 4, 1929January 23, 2020

Phyllis Drago, 90, our domestic goddess and natural comic, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Dr., Arlington, 76012. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home.

Phyllis was born May 4, 1929 to Joseph and Angela Gaetano. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and worked at Gimbel's Department Store where she met the love of her life, Victor Drago. Phyllis and Victor later married and together they started a family. Victor was a professional photographer for Look Magazine and he and his family were transferred to Arlington, Texas in 1973 for work.

After moving to Arlington, Phyllis joined several organizations, including the New Comer's, the Arlington Women's Club, and the Widowed Persons Service Group. She also worked at American Airlines and Exxon Mobil. In her spare time, Phyllis could always be found cooking her traditional Italian cuisine and inviting everyone over to eat. She also spent a lot of time with her grandchildren. Her beautiful smile, kind nature, and unbelievable wit will be remembered by many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Drago.

Survivors: daughters, Debbie Thorne and husband, Terry, Judy Drago, Cathy McCarthy and husband, Michael, and Carol Drago; grandchildren, Ashley Thorne, Madalyn McCarthy, Victoria McCarthy, and Meridith McCarthy; great-grandchildren, Abygail Garcia, Avril Garcia, Geno Garcia, Laila Cruz, Trey Cruz, and Joe Wakefield; and great great-grandchild, Delilah Clark.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, January 27, 2020


Phyllis Drago

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Lori Brazzil Cross

January 28, 2020

So many memories of being at your home after school or Saturday mornings with Carol. You were so genuine and “cool”.

The one dish I’ll be obsessed with forever was your Mac and cheese. It had like 4 cheeses in it. I didn’t think I would like it as I had a love/hate relationship with cheese back then but I tried it and have loved all cheeses ever since!

May you Rest In Peace. Job well done Mrs Drago!

Tina Hargrove

January 24, 2020

Your mom was the sweetest, funniest lady I've known that obviously loved and adored ALL of her girls! Last time I saw her, I was visiting Judy making glass frames. She bragged and bragged of Judy that night, praising I was there to help her daughter at that time. We watched Golden Girls, she laughed and laughed at that show! Tickled me to no end! She was always so gracious whenever I saw her, once at Applebees with Judy and her grandkids. Just like we were best of friends! She never met a stranger! Such a delight in this world she shared. I've always felt so close to Phyliss even though we didnt see each other that often. But when we saw each other, it was like it was yesterday. I always felt like a daughter, even though we didnt visit enough. You girls have been SOOOOO BLESSSED, as I know you feel. All your love and affection to her, I know she recieved and felt. She was so blessed. Good job. Mom is at peace and in the arms of your dad. How joyous is that! Rock it in Heaven Phyliss! I'll feel you when your ready. ♥️