Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service

113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY


William A. Draper

January 17, 1931December 16, 2019

William Anthony Draper of Valley Cottage passed away peacefully on December 16, 2019 at the age of 88. Bill was born January 17, 1931 in India. He graduated from St Patrick’s High School and married Aubin in 1957. He was an avid athlete in track & field, cricket and hockey. He joined the Indian Railways finally retiring as Supervisor of reservations after more than 25 years of service. They moved to New York in 1982 where Bill joined the Town of Clarkstown retiring from the Parks and Recreation Department in 1999. Bill is survived by his wife Aubin, sons Darryl, and Wendell, daughter in law Candyce, and his grandchildren Allison and Andrew. He is also survived by his sister Coral and family in India and is pre-deceased by his younger brothers Raymond and Philip. His loss is also mourned by his sister in law Vilma and family, brother in law Tony and family and his many grand nephews and grandniece. He will be missed by all who knew him. Family will receive friends on Friday December 20, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers from 5-9pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Paul’s Church, Lake Road, Congers, on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, New York.


  • Visitation Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 21, 2019

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