Eleanor Drake

February 21, 1923January 15, 2019

Preston - Eleanor Rose Drake, 94, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2019 in her sleep at Norwichtown Rehabilitation & Care Center. Born February 21, 1924 in Ledyard, CT. to the late Charles (Romuk) Roman and Katherine (Romuk) Roman. She was married to the late Richard Drake, who passed in June of 2012, both from Preston. Eleanor and Richard were married for 68 years. Predeceased by her sister Helen Curran, and brothers Stanley Roman, Frank Roman, and Joseph Roman. She retired from Thermos approximately 1990. She was a avid baker and flower gardener. Funeral services will be at Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave, Norwich, CT , Monday, January 21, 2019 with visitation at 10-11 AM, followed by a Graveside Service at Preston City Cemetery (Route 165) at 11:30 AM. Please visit to leave an online condolence or tribute.


  • Calling Hours / Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 21, 2019

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Joanne CurranHarris Cody WY

January 22, 2019

Rest in peace Aunt Ellie

Sandy (Drake) Rockett

January 18, 2019

I have so many happy memories of Aunt Ellie over the years. She may not have had children of her own, but she loved her nieces and nephews so much and made sure we knew it. I'd like to think she is finally reunited with Uncle Richie. She will be missed!